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Providing diverse project-based experiences to supplement collegiate music education curricula

Music Service Learning is a non-profit organization that values collegiate students and what they offer the music education community. Through collaborative projects, music education majors help solve problems, increase access and inclusion, and advance the field of music education. Our flexible and supportive mutually-beneficial process responds to the ever-evolving needs, cares, and concerns of all community stakeholders.

"This has been one of the most impactful projects I have done through college and I am so blassed to be part of such a wonderful community."
-Lexi Bryant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"If there's one thing I've learned through Music Service Learning, it's that there is a vast ocean of resources for music educators and music students alike."
-Seth Waldron, University of Delaware
"MSL is interactive and service-based, which made it incredibly easy to get involved. It has taught me that collaboration is an invaluable part of education, especially when the times get tough."
-Rosie Wilson, West Chester University
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Where Everybody Gives and Everybody Gains

Our Collaborators

Hover over each box on the left to learn more about who our collaborators are, what they give to MSL, and what they receive from MSL.

Our Businesses and Nonprofits

Who they are:

Our businesses and nonprofits are project collaborators who work with our interns who support their organizations in mutually beneficial ways.

What they give:

MSL businesses and nonprofits provide interns specific expertise and training within their specialized field.

What they receive:

MSL businesses and nonprofits receive affordable service and access to potential future employees and customers.

Our Interns

Who they are:

Our interns are any collegiate student looking for diverse real-life experiences that make immediate and meaningful impact. 

 

What they give:

MSL Interns provide new perspectives and positive energy to help bring projects to life!  MSL Interns provide partners with “new lenses” through which the world of music and education can be viewed. 

 

What they receive:

MSL Interns receive a diverse set of authentic experiences that align with their unique needs, cares, and concerns. 

MSL Interns are immersed in real-world environments outside of the traditional higher ed curriculum.

Our Mentors

Who they are:

Our mentors are musical teachers and leaders in the field who meet with interns to connect and help guide and shape experiences.

 

What they give:

MSL mentors provide interns with guidance and support when collaborating with teachers, businesses, and nonprofits. They act as a bridge between collaborating teams, making sure all parties are successfully working together.

 

What they receive:

MSL mentors receive the opportunity to lead change within the field of music education through developing projects, curriculum, and processes.

Our Teachers

Who they are:

Our teachers are project collaborators who work with a team of interns to brainstorm, develop, and implement project solutions.

 

What they give:

MSL teachers offer expertise, experience, parameters of needs. They provide interns opportunities to actualize projects.

 

What they receive:

MSL teachers receive new perspectives, refreshing of curriculum and teaching practices, and opportunities to expand ideas.

Our Universities and Partners

Who they are:

Our universities and partners help create opportunities for interns to receive credit, financial support, and recognition for their service.

 

What they give:

MSL Partners provide philosophical perspectives, project connection, and a research framework for collaborative relationships.

 

What they receive:

MSL Partners receive varied opportunities for students; marketing of their university on different platforms, transform mu-ed to mu-we at the collegiate level.