Music Making a Difference:

Founded by Allegra in January 2012, the Sharing Notes program (formerly known as CCPA Musicians in Action) brings together Chicago area musicians dedicated to community outreach who share their gifts in order to lift the spirits of others and demonstrate the healing power and beauty of music. Sharing Notes currently serves the following hospitals with live performances: the Prentice Women's Hospital of the Northwestern Memorial System, the La Rabida Children's Hospital and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital.

The program chiefly exists to serve the community, but also develops important values of community and audience engagement in young professionals. By bringing musicians to perform outside of a traditional concert or recital venue, Sharing Notes builds skills in adaptability and versatility connecting music to people beyond the stage.

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Press / More Information:

Roosevelt University Review Alumni Magazine Feature: "Music As Medicine"

'Different Drummers' Spotlight on Music Therapy filmed at CBS Studios in Chicago Article: "Young Chicago Cellist Strives to Bring Music into the Community"

Allegra Montanari - Cellist