We are delighted to announce that Project STEP is a finalist in the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards!
This year, 376 organizations from across the country applied for this award, and 50 were chosen as finalists. Which ten programs win the award will be decided by the end of June.
Winners travel to the White House for a ceremony where First Lady Michelle Obama presents the award.
We are thrilled to report that Lev Mamuya, 16 year old cellist in Project STEP, won First Place in the Sphinx Competition February 15th!
You can watch his performance for the finals online here.
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*** New Values, Vision and Mission Statement of
Project STEP, June, 2010 ***
Lauren Brown, viola, warming up before a performance at the Museum of Fine Arts for their Art in Bloom
(1) We believe that the classical music profession should reflect racial
and ethnic diversity.
(2) We believe that children, if identified at an early age and immersed
in long-term, rigorous music instruction, can flourish as professional
classical musicians and as individuals, regardless of their ultimate career
(3) We believe that our students can reach their full potential when
held to high standards and provided with the support and active engagement
of teachers, mentors, family members, and alumni.
(4) We believe that music can change lives and that the disciplined
study of classical music enhances educational opportunities and opens doors
for our students and their communities.
We envision a world in which the classical music profession reflects the
racial and ethnic diversity of our communities.
Project STEP recognizes that certain racial and ethnic minorities are vastly
underrepresented in classical music. Our mission is to address this
imbalance by identifying musically talented children from underrepresented
Boston communities and providing participants in our programs with
comprehensive music and string instrument instruction. We set the highest
standards for our students, provide mentoring and performance opportunities,
and create a network of support for our students, their families, and their
Audition information can be found here.
Project STEP is grateful for major support from: