About

MUSACK started on Nantucket Island where the summer is fantastic but the winter is long and very isolated with not much to do. The Nantucket year-round population is a little over 10,000 mostly working class, service industry families. The island is home to a growing population of immigrant families many of whom hail from places as far flung as Bulgaria, Ecuador, and Jamaica who find themselves in a strange new home with few means. Enter MUSACK which in 2009 began arming Nantucket’s high schoolers with guitars and music lessons as a way to help them tell their stories and stay focused on kid stuff like doing good in school and moving on to college. Along the way MUSACK has sponsored cultural exchanges to fight off claustrophobia and established a scholarship fund to send kids to college in pursuit of music or related degrees.

In 2015 MUSACK expanded to Los Angeles launching two pilot programs, because, well, kids in LA need to express themselves too. 

Read more about MUSACK programs here.

Contribute to programming here.

 

And check out this cool little ditty we put together to help tell our story...

Thanks to our friends at Sugarshack Animation for contributing their talents to produce this video!

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    Musack Announces Nantucket Gifts for 2016

    Musack is thrilled to announce gifts donated in Nantucket in the new year! By partnering with Nantucket Community Music Center, Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Nantucket Public Schools, and Nantucket Blues festival, Musack has added to guitar and drum labs, podcast project, and rap and production lab. 

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    Nantucket Short Film Festival

    If you are on Nantucket this weekend check out the Nantucket Short Film Festival! It takes place Saturday, October 10th in the afternoon at the Dreamland Theater. A special shout out for MUSACK volunteer and music lover Scott Capizzo. He has entered his short film called "The Power of Music" which is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Check it out here and vote for Scott!

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    Summer Fun on Nantucket

    This past weekend was a busy one for Musack Nantucket: The Boys & Girls Club hosted an open house to show off their newly renovated clubhouse and Cyrus Pierce Middle School premiered their production of  "The Lion King JR".

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    Making Musack at Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

    Guess what just arrived? A brand new video! Thank you Nantucket Boys and Girls Club for an amazing year of guitar, drumming and fun. . . take a peek. 

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