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From September 2016 to August 2018, Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation (KFF) piloted a two-year program focused on music educators and teaching artists from across Massachusetts. Both funders are committed to supporting music programs that provide low-income youth with access to high-quality sequential music training. The majority of Fellows worked at organizations funded by Mass Cultural Council and/or KFF. The goal of the META Fellowship Pilot Program was to strengthen the youth music training pathway by:
Core components of the META Fellowship Pilot Program included:
52 individuals participated over the course of the two-year fellowship and 43 completed the full two years. The composite of the cohort included the following characteristics:
Evaluation of the META Fellowship Pilot Program
According to an external evaluation of the META Fellowship Pilot, the most significant areas of impact for the Fellows as a result of participating in META were: