“Music is oxygen for the imagination.”
In order to share music with all members of our community, MUSE/IQUE creates curriculum-based, small group music interactions that engage participants in a deeper experience of the repertoire and ideas behind each event.

Our community programs serve foster and at-risk youth, adults and families with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income senior citizens at our partnering organizations. Created and led by Director of Education Heather Lipson Bell, each session is an opportunity for participants to have an up-close experience with invited guest artists; explore self-expression; gain self-confidence and self-control; connect with fellow students and staff; see, hear, and/or play a variety of musical instruments; engage their imaginations; and be inspired. Students act as both audience and participants as each workshop utilizes a kinesthetic approach, incorporating related art forms such as dance, theater and visual arts.

Our Partners:

  • Ability First
  • Academy of Music for the Blind
  • California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley
  • Five Acres
  • Hathaway/Sycamores
  • Hillsides
  • Learning Works
  • Pasadena Senior Center
  • Performing Arts For All
  • Professional Child Development Associates
  • Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (Camp Splash!)
  • Union Station Homeless Services
  • Urban Compass
  • Villa Esperanza Elementary School
  • Villa Esperanza Adult Day Program
  • Youth Emerging Stronger
For more information or to arrange a site visit to see the OFF STAGE program in action, please contact or call 626-844-7703.


For MUSE/IQUE, eclectic and energetic event-goers are part of the art. We want our participants to be dynamically reflective of the entire community, and we want you and the diverse range of good works and great community groups that you represent to be able to participate. We offer the following ticket opportunities to ensure that everyone can participate:
WE LOVE COMMUNITY GROUPS: Deeply discounted group tickets for churches, community groups, schools, book clubs, or just groups of friends. Take advantage of our low outreach rates for an affordable group outing or to resell tickets as a fundraiser for your organization.
WE LOVE TICKET SCHOLARSHIPS: A few funders, who share our belief in accessibility, have made scholarship tickets available for those students and community groups who find purchasing discounted tickets for a live music event would still be a difficult choice. Send a proposal for ticket scholarships to with the subject line “Ticket Scholarship Request: [Organization Name].”
WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers to make our events happen- and volunteers get to see a great show with the satisfaction of knowing they helped to make it happen. (For information about volunteering, please call our office at 626.844.7703 or email
IT CAN BE FREE: Ask us about MUSE/IQUE AT ARTNIGHT and other free concerts, free dress rehearsals, and other ways to participate in MUSE/IQUE events.


Free dance party with family-friendly group activities at Paseo Colorado Garfield Promenade. Read more about MUSE/IQUE at ARTNIGHT