Mission & Vision


Stop & Listen Music is dedicated to using music as a vehicle to build stronger communities. Stop & Listen seeks to stimulate understanding, civic engagement and increase social and civic participation among neighborhoods, endeavoring to bridge the gap between members of the community while supporting the artistic endeavors of musicians and music educators within the community.



The vision of Stop & Listen is a music education and performance venue designed specifically for the community it serves. The education space provides music instruction to all community members. It is a collaborative, open environment whose curriculum is shaped by the passion of its’ teachers and the students within the space. The performance venue is in support of the artistic endeavors of all the teaching artists, musicians and students alike served within the space.

            “There is music in every sound”  -Thoreau