There is no audition to join either of the Me2/Orchestras and we do not charge a participation fee. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to join. The Me2/Orchestras currently consist of members 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 addiction, and caregivers. This is a multi-generational, inclusive organization. You do NOT need to have a mental health condition in order to join Me2/Orchestra. 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.
Me2/ includes people who have either directly or indirectly experienced the impact of mental illness – so this includes everyone!
Me2/Orchestra–Burlington: Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. at South Burlington High School, located at the corner of Dorset and Kennedy Streets. Rehearsals for the winter/spring session of the 2016 season begin in January (check our calendar of events for the specifics). New members are accepted at various points throughout the season.
Me2/Orchestra–Boston: Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain, conveniently located close to public transportation. Rehearsals for the winter/spring session of the 2016 season begin in January (check our calendar of events for the specifics). New members are accepted at various points throughout the season.
If you are interested in joining either of the Burlington or Boston-based Me2/Orchestras, please email us: email@example.com. We would love to hear from you and will respond promptly with more information.