In 1910, two settlement schools were constructed in an effort to bring quality music education to immigrant youth in Boston. Over the decades, this vision matured into a leading civic and cultural organization in Boston’s South End, the Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB). I joined CMCB as a cello faculty member in 2004, having been frustrated for years by a keen realization that scores of musically talented inner-city kids weren’t getting the education and support they deserved. To my delight and relief, I found this organization that was already dedicated to making quality music education available to city youth. Additionally, the robust financial aid program awards over $300,000 in aid annually to deserving young musicians. CMCB’s mission has remained focused and unyielding: to transform lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. And in the process, they create musicians who can continue the classical music legacy into the 21st century and beyond.