There are no auditions to join any of the Me2/ orchestras or ensembles and we do not charge a participation fee.
All ages and ability levels are encouraged to join.
Our programs consist of musicians ranging in age from 14–80+ years old, including students, health care workers, professional musicians, school teachers, and retirees.
We welcome patients, family members, friends, physicians, counselors, people recovering from mental health and substance use disorders, and caregivers. We are a multi-generational, inclusive organization.
Me2/ includes people who have either directly or indirectly experienced the impact of mental illness – so this includes everyone!
You do NOT need to have a mental health condition in order to join our programs. Roughly 50% of our current members have a diagnosis they are living with and have chosen to tell us about, but we won’t ask and you don’t have to share.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The orchestra rehearses from September through May of each year. New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. Rehearsals are currently held in the community room at VietAID in Dorchester. Ronald Braunstein is the Conductor.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. The Flute Choir rehearses from late September through May of each year. New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. Eileen Yarrison is the Director.
Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The orchestra rehearses from September through May of each year. New members are accepted at various points throughout the season. Rehearsals are held at the Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in the new north end of Burlington.
This new orchestra launched in September 2019! Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, located at 2 Wall Street in Manchester, NH.
Join our Music Director & Conductor, Ronald Braunstein, as we get this new ensemble up and running! Remember: there are no auditions, no fees – and absolutely no stigma.
Our first Affiliate program was launched in 2017 in Portland, Oregon. We’re now in Portland, ME, Los Angeles, CA, Napa, CA and Aarhaus, Denmark and looking to start affiliates in Pittsburgh, PA, and Atlanta, GA.
Our goal is to create of Affiliate ensembles across the nation.
We’re ambitious – are you?