Since 1991, CityMusic has presented school, after-school, and summer programs in the musical arts for inner-city youth. The program, called Musical Opportunities Reward Everyone, or MORE, is a collaborative effort with the Godman Guild (a United Way Agency) primarily serving children who attend Weinland Park Elementary School, 5th Avenue Elementary School, and Columbus Arts Impact Middle School.
Through after-school workshops and summer music sessions at Camp Mary Orton, Children learn firsthand about teamwork and disciplined practice. The workshops are often multi-disciplinary, incorporating dance, storytelling, music theory, singing and instrumental performance; they are conducted in a wide range of music genres, providing the opportunity for young people to explore cultural, historical and social issues through music.Perhaps most importantly, MORE provides positive, creative extra-curricular options for children who for the most part have few comparable opportunities. All MORE programs are offered at no cost to the children served.