Our SSM students provide a variety of community engagement activities in the Greater Houston Area, and many initiate their own projects. However, the Shepherd School supports three major initiatives:
The Just For U Music Program (JUMP!), a student-led, faculty-mentored outreach program serving Houston area schools.
New Art/ New Music is a partnership with the Rice University Gallery. Shepherd School students organize and perform concerts of new and contemporary music that complement installations at the Gallery.
The Sviatoslav Fund for Music Outreach provides financial support for student outreach projects that are selected through a granting process.