Our Support


Around Hear community events and educational programs have been supported by: the Foley Hoag Foundation (2020), the Somerville Arts Council (2017-2023);  Massachusetts Cultural Council (2023); The Boston Foundation (2018); Emerging Artist’s Award from The St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston (2017); The Somerville Housing Authority, Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund; volunteer efforts; and a growing community of generous individual donors. Thank you to all who support this project, and welcome to new supporters!

Donations to Around Hear are tax-deductible! 

We are nearing the end of the process of applying for 501(c)3 federal non-profit status. Until that process is complete, we are raising money for our current season's activities through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.


If you prefer, you may send a check, made out to our fiscal sponsor "FRACTURED ATLAS," with "Around Hear" in the memo, to our address: 8 Evergreen Ave. #1 Somerville, MA 02145.

Questions? Contact us.


We always welcome assistance at our concerts and classes, and expert help with fundraising, publicity, event planning, and more. Contact us if you have a skill you’d like to share, or questions about volunteering.


Marji Gere, president

Dan Sedgwick, treasurer

Florence Bergmann, clerk

Tracey Stearns, director and E.D. of the Mystic Learning Center

Marie Fede, director, student, parent & volunteer

Tamara Plummer, director, musician & poet