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Give the Gift of Music

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Give the Gift of Music

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

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 places you as 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 impact on our bottom line so that we can focus on the mission.

Project STEP began its work in 1982 in collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University, and New England Conservatory. For nearly four decades, we have provided our students with a creative and safe environment so that their music and voices can be heard. Our students and the music they create will change our future for the better.

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 their lives. 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 nearly four decades 100% of Project STEP graduates have gone on to college or conservatory and approximately 60% of students go into the music profession.

During the pandemic we have transitioned ALL of our programming to an online platform. Through virtual private lessons, music theory classes, and streaming recitals and workshops, we are keeping our talented young musicians active, engaged and learning. We continue to amplify the stories and voices of our young musicians of color, providing space within our community for them to be heard. Your support is the catalyst for their success. THANK YOU!

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, 2021 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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