Who We Are

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and “inspire” children, teens, and young adults in the performing arts via scholastic and non-scholastic activities. Beginning as a neighborhood drum and bugle corps in 1940, IAM has evolved into a larger nonprofit servicing over 20,000 students a year. While maintaining our roots in Hyde Park’s historic “Riverside Theatre Building,” IAM’s annual programming creates opportunities in urban music education, scholastic band and choir festivals, and an elite touring ensemble, for students local to Boston and across the United States.