We hope this finds you safe and healthy.
Like all of you, we are grappling with the huge impact COVID-19 is having around the world, and in our daily lives. As we plan for Make Music Day on June 21, 2020, we don’t know if public gatherings will be feasible at that date, or if everyone will be “social distancing” and stuck at home.
Despite this uncertainty, we wanted to let you know that Make Music Day will still be happening on June 21. Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and everywhere. We hope to be taking over the streets with music on June 21, but if we can’t, we invite you to join one of the online Make Music Day initiatives that will take place no matter what. More information on each of these projects will be posted soon
Look out for more Montclair Make Music Day announcements in April 2020.
Record a musical performance at home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to respond with their own performances.
Teachers around the world will be offering free, online lessons for a variety of instruments on June 21
Be part of a completely improvised music creation session. Record any sound or musical material on June 21st and upload it to one of the "Street Studio" producers, then watch the producer's livestream as they incorporate it into a musical track created on the spot, using only the submitted materials.
Individuals or bands sign up to cover each other's original music, and live stream their performances to each other in a unique musical exchange on June 21.
Composers between the ages of 13-21 are invited to submit short, original compositions for choir by June 1st. A panel of renowned composers will give their feedback on all entries, and will select one winning piece to release on June 21 to the world in a professional performance.
A day-long video stream on June 21 will show the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world.