There is no audition to join Me2/Orchestra and we do not charge a participation fee. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to join. Me2/Orchestra currently consists of members ranging in age from 13–89 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 group. You do NOT need to have a mental health condition in order to join the 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 2015 – 2016 season began in September. 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 2015 – 2016 season began in September. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you and will respond promptly with more information.