Window Serenades

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld of a Mariachi musician serenading an elderly couple through their window

This Make Music Day, musicians around the country organized to share live music with our most isolated neighbors.

Selected nursing homes, and other facilities for vulnerable populations who are unable to leave their homes, partnered with local Make Music chapters to invite solo musicians to serenade residents from outside their windows, while practicing social distancing. Residents taped a piece of brightly colored paper to their window to request a song.

If you’re interested in bringing this project to your community, email

Here are a few places Window Serenades will be happening on June 21st!

Barron, WI: nursing homes TBA, performances by members of the Barron Federated Music Club
Boston, MA: The Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home, Alden Court Nursing Care, The Branches of North Attleboro and Life Care of West Bridgewater, performances by Unlikely Strummers
Chicago, IL: Aperion Care International (performances by Matthew Burrows & Carson Aldrich), Aperion Care Midlothian (Ryan Miller and Debra Miller), Aperion Care West Chicago (Ashley Ertz and Becca Lucas), Aperion Care West Ridge (Catie Hickey), Grove of Northbrook (Annie Chung), Grove of Skokie (Carol Jarzyna), Monorcare of Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn (Chris Burdick), Monorcare of Palos Heights East (Ryan Miller and Debra Miller)
Hamden, CT: Benchmark at Hamden, performance by Terri. Presented by FirstLight Home Care.
Hartford, CT: The Hoffman Summerwood, performance by Dave Giardina
Ilkley, England: details here, organized by Les Goldman with Coronavirus Action Ilkley
Montclair, NJ: First Montclair House, performance by Ziggy Grover
Moorpark, CA: Access TLC and Belmont Village, performance by members of the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra. Presented by FirstLight Home Care.
Nashville, TN: The Manor at Steeplechase, performance by Donna Frost with Music For Seniors
Platteville, WI: Park Place, Edenbrook, and Sienna Crest, performances by Ben Schmidke, Nancy Fairchild and others
Ridgefield, CT: Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossing, performances by Compassionate Ridgefield. Presented by FirstLight Home Care
Rocky Point, CT: nursing home TBA, performance by Erin Roccipore
Southbury, CT: The Hearth at Southbury, performance by Hideki Yamaya. Presented by FirstLight Home Care
Windsor, CT: Kimberly Hall North, performance by Leslie Manselle

Special thanks to the Music Performance Trust Fund for supporting this project.