317 Main Community Music Center collaborates with schools and other nonprofits in southern Maine to provide music education programs that deepen students’ engagement in their school curriculum and creative projects. These programs are offered free of charge to students, most of whom would not otherwise have access to high quality, small group music instruction. Partnership programs are core to our mission of making music accessible to all. These programs are generously supported by foundation grants and community donations as well as contributions from our partners.

Current partners:

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine
Casco Bay High School
East End Community School
North Yarmouth Academy
Rowe Elementary School
Wayfinder School

Other partners:

Bay Square Senior Living Community
The Cedars Senior Living Community
The Friends School
Long Creek Youth Development Center
Maine Coast Waldorf School
Maine Inside Out
Meadowbrook Montessori
Portland Ovations
The REAL School
Seeds of Independence
The Telling Room
Yarmouth Elementary School

What partnership students are saying about 317’s programs:

Whenever I come through that door, it’s just heaven! Every day you get to learn different things. –  Student at Boys & Girls Club

 I thought I didn’t have a beautiful singing voice in the past, but now that she helped me, I think that she opened my heart and made me think of singing a lot. – Student at Boys & Girls Club

Here, I can just be open. – Student at Wayfinder

I like drumming and I really wish that we did this three times a week. – Student at Wayfinder

I have really enjoyed this. I may not be good at it but it’s actually quite fun. – Student at Wayfinder

 I used to punch a lot of walls but drumming and guitar – both of those – just help me vent out. -Student at Wayfinder

What partners are saying about 317’s programs:

317 Main is one of our favorite organizations in all of Maine with which to collaborate. We find their staff to be skilled and student-centered, and their programming to be flexible, innovative and accessible.

317 Main supports our model of afterschool activities that emphasizes education and community, as they provide excellent role models for youth in our communities. The implementation of this partnership has great benefits for the many youth in Greater Portland.

The Rowe School students and faculty have been thoroughly impressed with the caliber of the offerings provided and the students always left with a spring in their steps and a song in their hearts.

Whether by instilling confidence, building self-esteem, and helping individual students to grow independently or by collectively providing the whole group with a meaningful collection of shared memories and fun feelings of togetherness, 317 Main has invariably played an integral role this year in helping us to shape our school culture, fulfill our mission, and evolve educationally in new and exciting ways.

Thank you to our Partnership Program Supporters

317 Main’s Partnership Programs are made possible in part through the generosity of our donors who are committed to access to music education regardless of personal circumstances.

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust
Bob Crewe Foundation
Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust
D’Addario Foundation
Davis Family Foundation
Maine Arts Commission
Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
PW Sprague Memorial Foundation
George A. Ramlose Foundation
RBC Foundation
Sam L. Cohen Foundation
Simmons Foundation
Quimby Family Foundation


 To learn more, contact Partnership Coordinator,  Jake Hoffman