DEVELOPING BOSTON'S NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATIVE ARTISTS
For centuries, music has been a central component of Black communities’ culture, strength, and heritage. The Hamilton-Garrett Center for Music and the Arts (HGMA) is dedicated to passing on the rich legacy of Black cultural music to the next generation. As part of its commitment to community building through youth development and cultural pride, HGMA seeks to challenge inner-city youth to see themselves as positive producers of culture, music, and the arts as a whole, rather than merely consumers of it. HGMA provides the community with cultural products and performances of which they can be proud. It is the desire of HGMA to equip our young artists with the necessary tools to make this vision a reality.
Hamilton-Garrett Music & Arts
(HGMA) is affiliated with the Historic Charles Street A.M.E Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We are committed to preserving and celebrating Black cultural music through high caliber formal music training. Hamilton-Garrett hosts international artists throughout the year to provide music instruction, perform with our students at signature events.
The Academy is an after-school program (K-12) serving the next generation of innovative artists through formal music instruction grounded in the African-American experience. Thanks to our distinguished faculty, our students emerge from this program with competency in music theory, history, and live performance.
100% of our students who audition for the Boston Arts Academy have been accepted since our founding in 2001, and 44% have received tuition scholarships to Berklee College of Music. We teach students for whom music is recreation or vocation. Students of all levels are invited to apply today!