We envision a world in which the classical music profession reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our communities.

Celebrating 40 years! 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.

Celebrating 40 Years

Project STEP Celebrates 40 Years of
Championing Equity in Classical Music
Join the 40th Anniversary Campaign
Join us for a year of special events, community engagement, alumni happenings, and more! We look forward to sharing this year with you.
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Programs

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.