To provide services supporting arts education for all students that empowers them to improve the quality of life in their communities
300 hours of music instruction and 140 hours of academic support for students from grades 3 to 8 during the MDCPS calendar year. Students are referred by their school faculty.
Entire program includes instruments, transportation, instruction, social support, academic support, and healthy snacks. Students do not need any prior musical experience and are not required to audition to be part of the program
The expectation is that children will continue to grow in the program for many years, continuing to improve their music and social skills, ultimately returning to the community as mentors and contributing citizens for future generations.
Guided Practice: All students have daily opportunity to receive small group instruction with their teacher
Instrument Instruction: All students receive daily instrument lessons ranging from small groups to individual.
New Strings: The youngest beginners ensemble opportunity once a week.
Band: Second-year students ensemble opportunity once a week.
Fundamental Class: All students participate in a daily music theory class for their music ensemble.
Orchestra: Middle school students have a full orchestra ensemble opportunity once a week.
Fundamental Class: All students participate in a music theory class for their music ensemble