The Music Academy


Our vision for Music Academy’s Encore talent program is well trained professional artists using a rigorous, structured curriculum with measurable outcomes, to implement participatory educational programs for older adults.


The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build upon this understanding.


A world where all individuals flourish across their lifespan through creative expression.


  • To support professional development across disciplines and occupations in creative aging that produces an innovative and robust workforce of artists, educators and advocates.
  • To build capacity in community service organizations including aging, the arts, education and health care to provide accessible, high quality arts programs that meet the needs of an aging population.

Manchester Camerata orchestra in England is pioneering music projects in care homes: now academics are to study whether the sessions do more than just entertain participants.

“The impact is amazing I realized within two weeks that music was getting to them in a completely different way.”

“For many people with dementia, music and other arts-based activities can make a real difference to their sense of well being and quality of life.”

For more information contact Marti Frantz 815-986-0037 or download our flyer.