A Bittersweet Departure:
Collington's Artist in Residence
Dr. Groom's tenure as an artist in residence at Collington Retirement Community ended in August of 2020. In her time there, she hosted over 25 live events. After the pandemic forced the community to close, she launched a virtual music series. From March to July 2020 she hosted 46 events, 35 of which she performed or presented herself. In this video, Natalie highlights the spirit of the residency program and how a culture of livelong learning makes Collington the special place that it is.
Whistling Hens Chamber Music America Grant
Whistling Hens was the proud recipient of Chamber Music America's Residency Partnership Program grant. The Hens held their virtual residency at Collington Retirement Community in June 2020. Visit their website for residency details.
ICA Maryland Article
Balm for the Soul: Music for Seniors During COVID-19
Written for the International Clarinet Association's Maryland Chapter Journal, this article discusses Natalie's work as an Artist in Residence at Collington Retirement Community during COVID-19, and how the Mini Music series keeps the community engaged and interested.