The Ted Cole Clarinet Project is a new initiative to foster excellence in clarinet playing in our public schools.

The Ted Cole Clarinet Project was established in 2018 to honor the life and achievements of Maplewood resident and former Achieve board president Ted Cole, a professional clarinetist and community volunteer who passed away in November 2017. The program seeks to increase the number of students in Grades 7-12 pursuing the clarinet, and help those studying the clarinet to hone their skills by providing small group clarinet instruction with professional clarinetists from the Cali School of Music.  This program is administered with the approval and cooperation of the School District’s Supervisor of Fine Arts, and is a collaboration between the South Orange-Maplewood School District, the Achieve Foundation, and Montclair State University.


Join us Sunday, November 3rd at 4 PM for a special house concert to benefit the Ted Cole Clarinet Project

You’re in for a treat with performances by very talented local musicians who are donating their time and talent to benefit the Achieve Foundation’s Ted Cole Clarinet Project. Suggested donation is $30 per person.

Online ticket sales have ended. This event has sold out, but a limited number of seats may be available at the door — 111 Turrell Avenue in South Orange.  Email for more information.