Celebrating Diversity in Music

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Give the Gift of Music

Your Support Matters.

For FOUR decades Project STEP has provided our students with a creative and safe learning environment. We envision a world in which the classical music profession reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our communities.

Our program has always been a platform to build ethnic and racial equity, and we continue to amplify the stories and voices of our young musicians of color. Our students inspire us all to be better. Your support is the catalyst for their success.

When you invest in Project STEP you are advocating for early and long-term access to high-quality classical string training for our student musicians. Your support also makes you an ambassador of a larger movement to change how our society values the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our communities. Consider a monthly gift at check out for hassle-free giving. Recurring gifts provide a sustained source of funding so that we can focus on our core mission.

Project STEP began its work in 1982 in collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University, and New England Conservatory. Through participation in high-quality, comprehensive classical string training, Project STEP students develop the tools they need to succeed not only in their musical aspirations, but also in academics and careers. Our program teaches fundamental skills including problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking, and STEP’s dedication to our mission reaches beyond our students, making sure their families are an integral part of the program. For forty years 100% of Project STEP graduates have gone on to college or conservatory and approximately 60% of students go into the music profession.

Thanks to our partners at The Willow Tree Fund all NEW friends to our program who make their first donation between now and June 30, 2022 double their impact. Your giving just grew! Already a friend and supporter? Share this exciting news with family, friends, and co-workers. Up to $15,000 will be matched by The Willow Tree Fund.

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Below: We Shall Overcome - Project STEP & Longwood Symphony Orchestra, 2021: Arrangement by Adolphus Hailstork