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We've made a lot of events happen. Our guidelines make sure every one is a success!
Anyone can host in their home, no matter the space.
Set your own capacity, even if it’s just 10 people sitting on your bed.
We encourage floor seating.
It’s cozier and fits more people, but a couch or backup chairs are always helpful.
- Every attendee is expected to pay the musicians.
Attendees should pay what they can afford (a little or a lot).
While no one should be turned away for lack of funds, please encourage guests to give more if they can. E.g. "$10 is the minimum, but if all you have is a $100, that’s fine!"
Hosts should also contribute to the musicians.
Set a good example! There’s no fee to host, so instead we ask that you pay the musicians along with everyone else.
Groupmuse performances are not background music.
As the host, you help set the tone. This is music to disappear into, not music to talk over.
The crowd should be a mix of your friends and local groupmusers.
Hosting strangers might be intimidating, but meeting new people is an important and wonderful part of Groupmuse!
We only do classical music, and do not take requests.
We feature classical music performed by professionals who choose their own programs.
Programs are usually around 45 minutes long.
Plan for an intermission in the middle to mingle and refill drinks.
Ask us to find the musicians, or browse our catalog of players.
More information on musician matching here.
Hosts emcee their own groupmuses.
It’s your job to gather everyone for the music, explain how Groupmuse works, and collect contributions in a large bowl at intermission and after the music.
Help us inspire the next round of hosts.
Groupmuse relies on the generosity of hosts like you, so make sure everyone knows they can host, too!
Help set the tone.
Hosts help create a culture of safety, respect, inclusivity, and accessibility at their groupmuses.