Music Connection

The Sound of Success Starts With you

Since 1997, the Music Connection has been on a mission to unlock the transformative power of music for students in all grade levels across Napa County. With a commitment to accessibility, we’ve provided over 6,000 students annually with the gift of music, offering quality instruments and enriching music camps, workshops, and performances. Through our scholarship program, we ensure that no aspiring musician is held back by financial barriers, making the joy of music accessible to all.

Making a difference every day

900

instruments provided at low or no cost to Napa County students through Music Connection’s instrument library.​

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years of service as Napa County’s largest music education nonprofit. ​

4500

students annually provided free music education through Music Connection programs. ​

Student Instruments

Our program offers a wide array of quality instruments ranging from flutes to trumpets, violins to cellos, empowering students to explore their musical passions. The majority of our students have access to these instruments through scholarships, ensuring that financial constraints never hinder their musical journey. Students can access the tools they need to cultivate their talents, fostering a community where every aspiring musician can thrive.

Mariachi Program

From after-school sessions to summer camps, we offer engaging opportunities for students to learn the rich traditions of Mariachi music. Our Mariachi initiative isn't just about playing music – it's about embracing tradition, celebrating culture, and igniting a passion for music.

Summer Music Programs

Summer music programs offer an enriching experience for students across a wide range of ages and interests. From vibrant music camps catering to 4th-12th grade students, where they can hone their skills and explore their musical passions, to our full-length musical productions showcasing their talents on stage, we provide a diverse array of opportunities. Additionally, our music enrichment program for summer school students infuses creativity and joy into their summer learning experience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts.

Music Festival Days

Music Festival Days bring together 5th – 12th grade band, strings and choral musicians. The elementary and middle school students perform and work with their future music teacher(s), while the high school students act as mentors and hosts to the younger musicians. These nine days of music, learning and collaborating each culminate with a concert performed by the 300 students from all grade levels.


Current Opportunities

Music Connection offers a wide range of programs and services available to all students in Napa County. 

Instruments & Scholarships

To rent an instrument, please select “Rent or Purchase Instrument” below. 

If your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch, please indicate it on your application to receive a scholarship

We are open Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

High School Mariachi Honor Group

FREE AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM
Under the direction of Luis Perez, join us for our Mariachi Honor Group with an opportunity to perform at La Onda!
Sponsored by: La Onda, Napa County

9th-12th Grade Students
Violin, Trumpet, Guitar, Guitarron, and Vihuela

February 22nd – May 30th Monday & Thursday
4:30pm-6:00pm

Summer Musical: Secret Garden

Join us as Napa County youth perform the enchanting classic of children’s literature, reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Location: NVUSD’s Evan’s Auditorium – 2425 Jefferson St.

Elementary
Band Camp

July 10 – July 13
& July 17 – July 20
8:30am-10:30am

Under the Direction of: 
Bill Gantt, Wendy Scott, and Chris Pimentel

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone.

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.

Elementary
Strings Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
9:00am – 10:50am

Under the Direction of: 
Cody Alves, Stephanie Hawks, Sue Helms

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello 

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.

 

Elementary
Choir Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
8:30am – 10:30am

Under the Direction of: 
Alan U’Ren, Kortney Cole, Christopher Slough

Cost: Free!

Location: Redwood Middle School
Music Room
3600 Oxford St. (Napa)

Open to All Students

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.

 

Middle School
Band Camp

July 10 – July 13
& July 17 – July 20
11:00am-1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Bill Gantt, Wendy Scott, and Chris Pimentel

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: All Instruments

This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Middle School
 Strings Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
11:00am – 1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Cody Alves, Stephanie Hawks

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello

This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Middle School
Choir Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
11:00am – 1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Alan U’Ren, Kortney Cole, Christopher Slough

Cost: Free!

Location: Redwood Middle School
Music Room
3600 Oxford St. (Napa)

All Students Welcome

This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Musical Theater
Camp (Musical)

July 12th – August 5th (Monday-Fridays)
11:00am – 3:00pm (Middle School)
11:00am – 5:00pm (High School)

Auditions by appointment July 12, 13, 14

Under the Direction of: Patty Profitt & Emily Profitt

Cost: Free!

Locations: 
Evan’s Auditorium 2425 Jefferson St. (Napa, CA)

Performance Dates:
August 4th 7:00pm and August 5th 2:00pm and 7:00pm

This workshop is open to current 6th – 12th grade students

High School Choir Camp
(A Capella Music Camp)

June 20-23 and June 27-30 
9:00am – 1:00pm

Under the Direction of: Duncan Cooper & Dave Ruane

Cost: Free!


Location:

Napa High School Choir Room – 2475 Jefferson St. (Napa, CA)


Performance:

Performance on June 29 (NHS Little Theater)

This workshop is open to current 9th – 12th grade students.

High School
Orchestra Camp

July 10 – July 13 & July 17 – July 20
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Under the Direction of: Brendan Day

Cost: Free!

Locations: 
American Canyon High School Theater 3000 Newell Drive (American Canyon, CA)

Performance Dates:
TBD

Middle & High School
Mariachi 

June 20-23 and June 27-30
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Under the Direction of: Luis Perez

Cost: Free!

Location:
Napa High School Music Building 2475 Jefferson St. (Napa, CA)

6th – 12th Grade students Instruments: Violin, Trumpet, Guitar, Guitarron, Vihuela, Vocal

Donate an Instrument

Please send us an email with your name, contact info, and the instrument you would like to donate, sign up for rentals.

707-259-8565

Located in Napa Valley Unified School District’s Administrative Office

2425 Jefferson Street, Room #103