a classical music organization for
individuals with mental illnesses
and the people who support them
ME2/ serves as a model organization where people with and without mental illnesses work together in an environment where acceptance is an expectation, patience is encouraged, and supporting each other is a priority. We host two ensembles: ME2/orchestra, a non-auditioned orchestra that rehearses weekly and performs 3-4 times annually at local and statewide events; and ME2/strings, a new professional string orchestra that will perform 4 times at the University of Vermont Recital Hall during the 2012-2013 season. Both orchestras give exhilarating performances that encourage dialogue about mental health issues, raise awareness about available health resources, and erase the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.