We are excited to host this NEW ensemble program for spring 2022: 

PlayTogether Go

Created by our multi-media specialist Allison Dobbs
Supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council and Wayland Cultural Council
Featuring young musicians and local under-represented composers

What is it?

PlayTogether Go is a brand-new, unique multi-media program including:

  • groups of 2-5 musicians playing together
  • game character design combining music, imagination and artwork
  • music commissioned and composed specifically for each group by a local composer!

Who’s it for?

All Metro-West music students from late beginner to advanced - whether enrolled for private lessons here or elsewhere.

How will it work?

Participating students will:

  • be grouped into small ensembles of 2-5 players of similar age and playing level
  • learn, rehearse and perform music written specially for their group by a local composer
  • have 9 weeks of faculty coaching on the music
  • meet their group’s composer in person in an informal 10th session, discussing why and how this person writes music, especially this new piece 
  • invent a video game character for their own musical part, creating a recording and artwork for the character which will become part of a video game competition on performance day

How will it end?

In a fun public event on Sunday, May 22, 2:30 - 4:30pm, for all families in the community!

  • Students will give the world premiere performance of their group’s music
  • Students’ invented characters will star in a Pokemon®-inspired event
  • The characters and their recorded music will be hidden all over the event's location (a public space in Wayland, TBA). 
  • Students, families, friends and community members will use their phones to search for and collect the hidden characters and music, to play an online game. 
  • All who complete the game will be entered in a raffle for fun prizes.  

What is so cool and unique about this program?

You will:

  • Be the first ever participants in this exciting new program
  • Play music written FOR YOU by your composer, targeted to your playing level!
  • Get expert professional coaching to bring your composer’s music to life
  • Meet your composer for a relaxed discussion about their music, creative process and challenges
  • Bring your video game character to life through a multi-media creation class
  • Support under-represented local composers and bring their music to your community

Who are the composers?  

We are specifically engaging locally-based composers from under-represented groups so that through personal connection, students can expand their awareness and appreciation of both who composes music, and why they do.

Composers already committed to the project include Andrew Marshall, Tomoko Iwamoto, and Charles Shadle. We are in discussion with several other local composers who have shown enthusiastic interest in this project.

Our composers are excited to work with this new generation of young musicians! They are comfortable with young people, and skilled at writing for students with developing technique. 

How do I sign up?

Please fill out these two forms:

Registration form - select "PlayTogether Go"
PlayTogether Go Scheduling form - please include all the options on every day that works for you. 

We will contact you with a time for your group, and invoice you once confirmed.

Questions? Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "PlayTogether Go" as the subject line.

Program fee (includes 9 weeks of professional coaching, special "meet my composer" visit, character creation and design class, and community game event with student ensemble performance):

45 minute coaching sessions
(younger/less advanced students)

60 minute coaching sessions
(older/more advanced students)
$295 $395