Indian Hill Music Receives Grant from Mass Cultural Council

November 19, 2019

Indian Hill Music has received a grant of $33,700 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Portfolio Program.

This grant signifies that Indian Hill Music provides significant public value through its programs and services. “We are grateful to be receiving these funds from the MCC, which help support our music philanthropy initiatives as well as general operating needs,” said Indian Hill Music CEO Lisa Fiorentino. Last year Indian Hill Music invested over $125,000 in need-based student scholarships, free community events, free and low-cost educational programs for high-need public schools, free monthly concerts for seniors, and important services like Indian Hill Music’s Threshold Singers bedside choir for those in hospice care. These community outreach programs served some 5,500+ people in 79 communities.

“I’m very pleased that Indian Hill Music in Littleton, which serves constituents throughout the Senate district that I represent, has received a grant of $33,700 from the Mass Cultural Council, to ensure that all families have access to the amazing musical programs offered at Indian Hill Music, and the operating costs to run such robust programs,” said State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “Indian Hill Music is truly a gem in the region, and it’s wonderful to see how the center has trained so many talented musicians, and inspired so many people to embrace music as part of the cultural fabric of their lives. I’m proud to have been a strong advocate to increase the line item for the Mass Cultural Council in the FY20 state budget.”

Mass Cultural Council has a budget of $15.7 million, including an appropriation of nearly $14 million from the state of Massachusetts and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. The agency also runs the Mass Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment.

Mass Cultural Council funds reach every community in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the vitality of our communities and economy.


About Indian Hill Music:

Now in its 34th year, Indian Hill Music is a thriving regional non-profit center for music education, performance, and community outreach. One of only a few organizations in the U.S. that combines a community music school, professional symphony orchestra, diverse concert series, and high-impact music philanthropy, Indian Hill Music serves 79 communities in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We believe that music inspires both our hearts and minds, encourages the growth of the whole person, and is integral to the lives of everyone we serve. Our mission – to share the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need – reflects the impact of music on people’s lives, and its ability to strengthen, heal, and inspire. Indian Hill Music relies on the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to support our programs. Learn more at

Construction is well underway on our future world-class music education and performance center. Set on a stunning landscape in Groton, Massachusetts, the concert experience in our acoustically superb 1,000-seat concert hall and 300-seat performance hall will be second to none. We are excitedly anticipating our opening in 2022, when we will bring you even more vibrant music experiences, designed to educate, energize, and enrich our communities. Learn more

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