The FOCUS program provides early access to musical training, exposing students to different types of music and instruments. The FOCUS program’s mission is to generate enthusiasm for music, and to be a link between students and Boston-area music schools, enabling those who are interested to pursue musical study.
Kindergarten students from historically underrepresented communities in classical music (Black or Latinx) that are in Kindergarten/K2 in public, private, parochial, charter, or home schools in Boston and surrounding areas, can apply for admission to FOCUS.
Classes for the FOCUS Program typically begin at the end of January. PLEASE NOTE: due to the ongoing pandemic, FOCUS 2021 is tentatively postponed and will likely take place in late summer/early fall 2021, if we are able to safely meet in person at that time. We expect to have an update on FOCUS 2021 by early June. If you’d like to be notified when FOCUS applications are available, please fill out this form. Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project STEP offers FOCUS at no cost to the participants, however, there is a $35 registration fee for each attending session (FOCUS I and II). Project STEP will provide all instruments and learning materials used in class for the students.