Adult Programs

Adult Enrichment Programs

Rockport Music is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of music through accessible programs for people of all ages and offers multiple opportunities for adults looking to deepen their musical knowledge. From the earliest years of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Music has offered a rich array of educational opportunities for adults, including Diploma in a Day, Lectures and JazzChats, Après Opera, a spring Concert-Lecture series, and much more. New in 2016, Rockport Music takes a road trip to the Met Opera. VIEW DETAILS

For a list of upcoming community events, visit our COMMUNITY EVENTS page.  Watch a video of a recent JazzChat.  Visit our PHOTO GALLERY for more pictures of Rockport Music’s educational activities.

Recent Highlights

  • The Rockport Fellowship Quartet perform a free concert.
  • The Rolston Quartet provide an open rehearsal in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.
  • Hosted JazzChats—informal, pre-concert talks facilitated by jazz experts with the musicians prior to the Rockport Jazz Festival concerts.
  • David Borden, one of America’s most accomplished classical minimalist/post-minimalist composers, took attendees “behind-the-scenes” of legendary Robert Moog’s voltage-controlled electronic synthesizers.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, musicologist, lecturer and faculty member at Boston Conservatory, discussed Verdi’s opera Rigoletto in Rockport Music’s program Après Opera.


Community Outreach


Rockport Music enjoys participating in the exciting Town of Rockport festivals and long-standing traditions such as Motif # 1 Day and Harvest Festival, as well as offering free concerts and activities to the Cape Ann community year-round.  Some highlights include:

  • Young classical musicians and composers performed a free concert and conducted a panel discussion during the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in a program called The Next Generation.
  • The Town of Rockport’s annual holiday celebrations continued with a free community sing-along and holiday film.
  • Rockport Music resident musician master drummer Sowah Mensah performed a free community concert of music from his native country, Ghana, incorporating the Rockport High School orchestra in his performance.

For information on Rockport Music Education and Outreach opportunities, please contact Rockport Music at 978.546.7391.

PHOTO CREDITS:  Tesla Quartet, Grace Kelly in a JazzChat, Rockport Fellows, Rockport HS Madrigal Singers in Holiday Sing-along | (credits) Rockport Music Staff & Sharron Cohen

Video Overview

Learn more about Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach programs by watching this brief video featuring testimonials by students, teachers and board members, as well as footage of school programs and student performances.