Volunteer with Us!

Join our volunteer team today and make a lasting impact in your community.

E3 - Engage. Experience. Explore presents Music in Common

Music in Common empowers diverse cultures and faiths to discover common ground through collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

Engage. Experience. Explore. is a school-based program that brings high caliber performance art/art education groups to schools and the community. Currently, E3 runs three times a year for respective grade levels, high school (9-12), middle school (6-8) and elementary (K-5). Each installation is tailored to the national learning standards and specifications of each grouping. Visiting artists paired with grade level ranges are experts in the developmental appropriate pedagogy of the students.

Music in Common will be working with high school students from Sullivan County and beyond who are partnered with Bethel Woods. Students selected for this program will work together with professionals to create music, visual art and video for a unique performance to bring back into the schools and community. Program participants gain self-confidence and strong communication and collaborative skills that help them constructively manage common issues such as bullying and social and cultural conflict. The program is lead by professional musicians, multimedia producers, and trained arts educator.  Residency begins Sunday, April 14 - Thursday, April 25.

To learn more about our E3 programs please contact [email protected] 

Interested in becoming a school partner? Click Here.
Looking for information on our free school trip performances on Monday, April 22? Click Here.
Seeking information about our free community performances, Wednesday, APril 24? Click Here.

Funding for Museum Education and Creative Programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: The American Gift Fund, the Tammy and Keith Anderson Foundation, the AT&T Aspire Program, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Humanities NY, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, Liberty Properties Inc., the Monticello Motor Club, New Music USA, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Resorts World Catskills, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, Rolling V Bus Corporation, James and Kelly Schmitt and Stewarts Shops. Transportation and tuition assistance has been made possible in part by Dan and Joan Silna, and TD Charitable Foundation, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.