Since 1982, Project STEP (String Training Education Program) has provided talented young musicians that identify with historically underrepresented groups in classical music with comprehensive music instruction.
We envision a world in which the classical music profession reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our communities.

Project STEP 40th Anniversary
Concert & Celebration
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | JFK Library & Museum

Project STEP on the Kelly Clarkson Show!
Episode Air date 4/12/23
Boston Globe Article


Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8 pm – Online auction – NOW OPEN!
Saturday, May 28, 2023: Senior Student Recital
Wednesday, June 7, 2023: Project 40th Anniversary Concert & Celebration


Students in Project STEP’s Core program receive sustained, individualized training for up to 12 years on violin, viola, cello, or bass (with instruments provided by STEP). Most weekly training occurs on Saturdays during the academic year in practice rooms at Symphony Hall or the New England Conservatory (NEC), and in teachers’ private studios. A sample of classes includes private lessons, music theory, chamber music, orchestra and host of additional enrichment and performance opportunities.