1 Gorham Street, Worcester, MA 01605
A nonprofit community music school founded in 1986, Joy of Music (JOMP) offers private
instrumental and voice lessons, an exciting choice of classes, highly regarded classical and jazz
ensembles programs, and a vibrant Youth Orchestra. Children, teens and adults at all levels of
ability experience a musical community that is supportive, non-competitive and inspiring. At the
heart of JOMP’s mission “to enrich lives and foster community through accessible music
education and performance” is the school’s extraordinary Financial Aid Program, which makes it
possible for students in need of assistance to study with our outstanding faculty. JOMP
contributes richly to Worcester’s cultural vitality through outreach programs, student community
performances, faculty performances in the Worcester Public Schools and our Faculty Concert Series.
The new 200-seat Joseph & Jordan Shapiro Concert Hall, located inside the Joy of Music
Program's facility on Gorham Street, is a major upgrade from the program’s former performance
space, which could only comfortably accommodate 80 audience members. The carefully detailed
architectural and acoustical features and extremely low background sound in the space provides
an excellent environment for both performers and listeners.
Joy of Music Program has its own parking lot on-site at 1 Gorham Street as well as parking on