The Shepherd School supports three major initiatives in Community Engagement in order to develop teaching skills in outreach: JUMP!, funding for music outreach grants, and interdisciplinary collaboration with the Moody Center for the Arts. Additionally, during the pandemic, Shepherd School students provided a variety of community engagement activities in the Greater Houston Area, and many initiate their own projects under the guidance of Rachel Buchman, Teaching Artist at the Shepherd School. Click the button below to watch these videos created by our students.
Just for U Music Program (JUMP!)
Just for U Music Program is a student-led, faculty-mentored outreach program serving Houston area schools.
New Art/ New Music
Located at the Moody Center for the Arts, New Art/ New Music is a collaborative partnership with the Rice University Gallery. Shepherd School students organize and perform concerts of new and contemporary music that complement installations at the Gallery.
Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach
The Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach provides financial support for student outreach projects that are selected through a granting process.