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Founded by the Tetra String Quartet, Play Out! is a musical service initiative that brings free performances and educational opportunities to underserved communities in Arizona. Tetra's live concerts and workshops serve as an opening to create lasting relationships with members of the community and share the transformative power of music. By providing this platform for conversation and connection, Play Out! champions the belief that access to the arts is an essential human right.

 
 

Our Programs

 

Tetra is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Please help us continue our mission by joining the Tetra family of supporters by making a tax deductible donation today!

 
 
 
 

Phoenix Veterans Hospital 

Tetra began their collaboration with the Phoenix VA Hospital's Community Living Center in 2015. By performing for patients several times a year, their mission is to create lasting relationships and enhance quality of life through music. 

“The Tetra String Quartet is a fabulous group of motivated individuals that is able to communicate through their music and instruments- enthusiasm, love and honor to our veterans in the Community Living Center at the Phoenix VA. We are grateful and the veterans anxiously await their performances!”

— Rosalind O'Neil, Recreational Therapist

 
 
 
 

Maricopa Juvenile Detention Centers

In 2015, Tetra started performing free programs twice a year for young people at the Mesa and Phoenix Detention Centers. They designed assembly programs based on the “Kids at Hope” curriculum (a program intended to reverse the "kids at risk" paradigm, which focuses on a child's potential negative behavior, by instead drawing attention to a child's talents and potential for success and their value to society). Tetra uses chamber music as a vehicle to teach students how to improve their verbal and physical communication skills, how to be aware of their role in their family/school/community, how to be creative and imaginative, and how to be more personally responsible for their actions. 

 
 
 
 

Florence Crittenton

In 2016, Tetra performed their first educational assembly for girls at Florence Crittenton. The quartet performed a program based on the Maricopa Juvenile Detention Center’s “Kids at Hope” philosophy described above. During Tetra's 2017-2018 season, this program will expand to include multiple-day workshops that enhance this curriculum through song-writing.