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Music, Arts, Theatre Academy (MATA)

Wilmington’s Prison Arts Education Program


There are currently course offerings in three Ohio prisons that include choral arts and class piano programs. Future plans include offering lyrics/rap poetry classes, art classes, audio engineering classes and theater classes.

MATA's Mission

Founded in 2014 by Dr. Catherine Roma, professor emerita of music, MATA’s mission is:

To build and sustain creative arts offerings in prison

To educate, inspire, motivate, heal and transform lives

To collaborate across fences: inside/outside

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