“Thank you so much for the warmth and enthusiasm for life and art you express through your music. Your music brought to me a sense of normalcy I can only call ‘home’. Thank you for that gift.”
— Inmate, Danbury Women's Prison


With the overwhelmingly positive audience response during our first healing concert at the Radgowski Correctional Institution in May 2016, PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US immediately expanded its reaches through the 2016-2017 season to include an additional "spin-off" prison outreach residency beyond the original five concert weekends throughout the year.  This expansion included three separate Prison Outreach Residencies in which the Solera Quartet - the string quartet in residence at the University of Notre Dame - performed in State and Federal prisons throughout New York, Connecticut, and California.

PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US will continue these residencies in 2017-2018 with FOUR additional Solera Prison Outreach Residencies throughout Connecticut and New York. In addition, we will be deepening and widening this program by adding a new week-long educational residency in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in January 2018 - during which the Solera Quartet will be joined by Carnegie Hall's Daniel Levy to not only perform for the inmates, but also teach, improvise, compose, and perform WITH our incarcerated students.     

Solera Quartet


The New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet in Residence at the University of Notre Dame.