Dartmouth College

Chapter Overview

Volunteers from Dartmouth College founded their chapter in 2016 as “Musical Empowerment of the Upper Valley”. Serving Dothon Brook Elementary School (in Vermont), the Dartmouth chapter’s goal is to provide high quality music instruction while forging thoughtful, genuine, and caring relationships between students and mentors. Pre-COVID, leadership arranged social events for mentors to reflect, bond, and brainstorm about their experiences and support student-mentor relationships through funding field trips to local concerts (such as the college symphony orchestra)! This chapter celebrates students’ dedication with 2 recitals each year. Lessons take place year-round from September to June and new student enrollment is open in the fall and winter quarters.  

Chapter History

Founded in 2016 by Matthew Goff ‘18 and Magdalena Raska ‘20, this chapter places special emphasis on the community for both teachers and students.


Prospective Teachers

Please fill out this application and create your “Festi” account at least 1 week prior to the start of Fall or Winter term to be considered.

Prospective Teacher Application

Prospective Students and Families

Please fill out this application by September 30 to join the program in the fall or by January 20 to join the program in the winter.

Prospective Students and Families Application

Interested in Leadership?

Contact current President at magdalena.t.raska.20@dartmouth.edu

Board of Directors

Magdalena Raska, current Musical Empowerment President

Alicia Dale, Music teacher at Dothon Brook Elementary School

Coco Chu, current Musical Empowerment Vice President

Melanie Prakash, current Musical Empowerment Vice President

Student Leadership Team

Magdalena Raska ‘20

Kimberly Tan ‘22

Coco Chu ‘21 and Melanie Prakash ‘21
Vice Presidents

Elaine Young ’22
Teacher-Student Relations

Sam Zhang ‘22

Sarah Yoo ’22
Event Planning


Dothon Brook Elementary School