Arts & Culture Programs

Youth Artists Mastery: High school youth, ages 14-18, participate in our pathway to music mastery that also supports academic and personal growth. Intensive instruction is offered in guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and voice. Through the year-round program, Youth Artists learn music theory, practice instrument skills, compose original songs, play in ensembles, record a full-length album, and perform across the city.

Community Classes: Community youth, ages 8-18, receive small group music, video production, and dance instruction in school-based, afterschool, and weekend classes. Instructors are Sociedad Latina staff, Youth Artists and college work-study students from Berklee, Emerson, and MassArt. Additionally, Sociedad Latina hosts regular open studios for youth and community members to create art and record music on a drop-in basis.

Viva La Cultura! Arts: Sociedad Latina hosts year-round cultural events for members of our community to explore and celebrate diverse Latino cultural traditions, including open mic nights, poetry slams, and ensemble performances that are free and open to the public. Annual arts and culture events also include “La Vida Latina” and Viva! Summer Nights in Sheehy Park, which are supported by partnerships with Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Berklee College of Music, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

See the impact of our arts program - read John's story!

Listen to the most recent Youth Artist CD here!