On Sunday, June 21st, Stamford Downtown will join hundreds of cities for Make Music Day, a free celebration of music around the world. Launced in 1982 in France, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.  Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – will perform in parks and sidewalk cafes to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. Please remember to practice social distancing while enjoying these performances. 

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25×12: Live Online Lessons

Make Music Day is the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument and start playing again, or to pick up an instrument for the first time. Need a hand? This June 21, hundreds of teachers and master musicians will offer 12 hours of free, online group lessons for 25 different instruments, at a range of levels from beginning to advanced. Jump around to sample a range of instruments, or binge on 12 straight hours of your favorite. Learn More >>>

Global Livestream

On June 21, music rings out simultaneously across more than 120 countries. Whether you are beneath a skyscraper in Beijing or along the shore of a small Greek fishing village, you will find people making music.  In 2020, for the second year, the Make Music Alliance is organizing a day-long video stream on June 21 showing the rich diversity of Make Music Day events around the world. Learn More>>> 

Bash the Trash

This Make Music Day, join Bash the Trash Environmental Arts in raising awareness about trash pollution by building fun instruments from found objects! The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way.  Check out these videos and learn how to make fun instruments out of “trash!” Click here for ideas.


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