Community MusicWorks Players is a flexible ensemble which includes members of the Providence String Quartet, participants in Community MusicWorks’ Fellowship Program, and guest artists. The creation of the CMW Players allows Community MusicWorks to present more varied repertoire, include more musicians, and provide additional concerts for audiences in Rhode Island and beyond. Based on the conviction that musicians can play an important public service role, Community MusicWorks has created an opportunity for a professional string quartet to build and transform its own urban community. Through the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet, Community MusicWorks provides free after-school education and performance programs that build meaningful long-term relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in urban neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. In 2006, Community MusicWorks successfully piloted a two-year Fellowship Program in order to share its unique model with interested musicians and urban communities from across the country. A semi-annual Institute for Musicianship and Public Service was added in 2009.