About

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Vision Vision
Musicambia uses the power of music to build supportive communities where incarcerated individuals can build human connections, engage in learning and rebuild their lives. Through performance and creation, participants develop self-confidence, positive self-image, and communication skills. By sharing their skills, musicians grow as teachers and citizens committed to humanizing our justice system.
Mission Mission
Musicambia brings music learning and ensemble performance to prisons throughout the United States. Through working closely with incarcerated individuals on performance, music theory, ear training and composition, our professional musicians build artistic communities that nurture the humanity of all involved.
El Sistema El Sistema

Musicambia is inspired by El Sistema. El Sistema promotes music ensembles as a perfect model of a functional society. ‘The System’ teaches the values of working independently and cooperatively through intensive music study and performances.

Partnerships

Musicambia is based in the New York metropolitan area. Our goal is to expand Musicambia's partnerships with correctional facilities across the United States. We have worked independently and in partnership with other organizations around the world, including the following institutions:
HM Prison Barlinnie
 HM Prison Barlinnie

Glasgow, Scotland
Polmont Young Offenders Institution
 Polmont Young Offenders Institution

Polmont, Scotland

Sing Sing Correctional Facility
 Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Ossining, New York

Putnamville Correctional Facility
 Putnamville Correctional Facility

Putnam County, Indiana
DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana
Internado Judicial Barinas
 Internado Judicial Barinas


Barinas, Venezuela

HM Prison Shotts HM Prison Shotts

Shotts, Scotland
Rikers Island Correctional Facility
 Rikers Island Correctional Facility

Queens, New York 
Allendale Correctional Facility
 Allendale Correctional Facility

Allendale, South Carolina
Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina

Los Teques, Venezuela
Centro Penitenciario de Carabobo
 Centro Penitenciario de Carabobo

Tocuyito, Venezuela