A hundred local families gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Music Together with a party and family sing-along on Saturday, June 2, at the Music Together Worldwide Headquarters in Hopewell. Canned goods and toiletries were collected to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
“We are so proud that Music Together has been able to share the joy of family music for 30 years! We wanted to celebrate this milestone with a special event,” said Music Together Princeton Lab School Director Sarah Orfe.
The concert featured Music Together staff and teachers singing favorite Music Together songs and a special guest appearance by recording artist Gerry Dignan. “Uncle Gerry” is featured on the recordings that have been shared with millions of families worldwide who have taken Music Together classes.
“We’re honored that so many local families came out to enjoy a fun afternoon of music with their children, and we’re glad to have supported a wonderful organization like TASK.” said Orfe.
Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement curriculum for children between birth and grade two. Coauthored by Princeton native Kenneth K. Guilmartin (Founder/Director) and Rowan University Professor of Music Education Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz (Director of Research), it is based on the recognition that all children are musical: all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.
In 1987, Music Together began in Princeton, NJ, and pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate music curriculum that strongly emphasized and facilitated adult involvement. Today, Music Together offers programs for families, schools, at-risk populations, intergenerational settings, and children with special needs, in over 3000 communities and 41 countries around the world. The company is passionately committed to bringing children and their caregivers closer through shared music-making and helping people discover the joy—and educational value—of early music experiences.