LiveConnections' Bridge Sessions and in-school residencies provide interactive educational opportunities for youth from city schools & people with disabilities.


Our LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts designed for adventurous music-lovers.


We prioritize accessibility for people with disabilities through Bridge Sessions, workshops & live webcasts.

Written by Melinda Steffy   
Published on Friday, 15 April 2016 06:30


“I discover my future … I see myself singing.”

—Tatyanna, 5th grade, Philadelphia


Tatyanna wrote that line during our year-long residency at Houston Elementary School in Philadelphia, where we are making an album with the students. We asked students to write a dream of their future and Tatyanna envisioned music.

When kids create, they imagine what can be. They envision the future.

What better gift could you give?

Our goal for the 2016 Kids Count Campaign is to raise $35,000 in just 10 days, from May 9-18. That means thousands of Philly kids being inspired by live music through our interactive Bridge Sessions. That means hundreds of students making music alongside great artists through our in-depth school residencies. And all for FREE.

Thanks for helping us make a present and future for kids that is filled with music!


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P.S. Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for photos and stories, and help us spread the word about the campaign! Plus, you can download our prompt to share your own message about why music matters for kids.

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