About Soundscapes

Our Mission

Soundscapes, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational, intervention organization that instills transformative life skills in under-resourced children in our community, using intensive music study and frequent ensemble performances.

Our Values

Impact: At the heart of Soundscapes’ success is the strong belief in the power of music education to change lives, and the understanding that all children have valuable contributions to make both musically and to our community.

Community: Soundscapes relies on a strong public-private partnership with Newport News Public Schools, as well as individual and business supporters, to give back to the community by reaching individual students in a way that they grow not only in musical quality, but in positive behavior, civic leadership, and academic curiosity.

Equity: Soundscapes believes all students have the right to reach their full potential.

Excellence: Soundscapes holds our staff, our teachers, our board, the schools, our students, and our educational values to the highest standards.

Sustainability: Soundscapes is committed to sustaining free musical instruction and performance opportunities for all youth in first grade through age twenty-five through sound fiscal responsibility; dedicated teachers, families, staff, and school leaders; and cherished partnerships with our kind donors, political leaders, business leaders, and community friends.

Fun: Soundscapes believes in giving our students an exciting and engaging experience, while increasing their exposure to the world and music education in a safe, inspiring environment.

We put our mission into action! See how in our latest annual report.