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Sobre nosotros

Nuestra misión

El Boston Music Project se compromete a garantizar el éxito social, emocional y musical a largo plazo de los niños y los jóvenes fomentando la creatividad, celebrando las culturas y desarrollando el compromiso cívico a través de la educación y la interpretación musical de calidad.

Our Mission

Nuestra visión

La visión de BMP es brindar a cada niño una experiencia musical atractiva y divertida, oportunidades de interpretación para desarrollar la confianza y la autoeficacia, altos niveles de competencia musical y una pasión por el aprendizaje que trasciende todas las materias. Servimos a jóvenes de todas las edades para asegurarnos de que las siguientes metas de impacto a largo plazo puedan convertirse en una realidad para todos los estudiantes:

Competencia musical

Todos los jóvenes participan en ensayos semanales en grupos pequeños en una de las ocho orquestas, reciben lecciones privadas semanales de nuestro dinámico equipo de músicos profesionales y educadores musicales experimentados, y participan en múltiples presentaciones comunitarias cada año.

Desarrollo socioemocional

Nuestro plan de estudios está diseñado específicamente para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar confianza en sí mismos y motivación intrínseca, empatía hacia una comunidad diversa de compañeros y la capacidad de resolver problemas y tomar decisiones constructivas y respetuosas.

Compromiso civil

Nuestro enfoque en la participación comunitaria brinda a los estudiantes más contexto sobre cómo ellos, como individuos, pueden tener un impacto positivo en el mundo. Los estudiantes comprenderán la importancia de la participación comunitaria, el papel positivo que la música puede desempeñar en sus comunidades y la satisfacción de prepararse y actuar para los demás.

Creativo
Autoexpresión

Además de las instrucciones de música instrumental, los estudiantes participan en una serie de proyectos creativos de nuestro exclusivo programa de orquesta en papel, talleres de composición para estudiantes, clases de tecnología musical digital y proyectos musicales que integran el aprendizaje académico.

Nuestra historia

2021 - 2022

Expansion to 10 Schools, 688 Youth, & 39 Teachers

During the 2021-2022 school year, we launched additional partnership programs and now serve over 650 Boston youth across 10 schools. Additionally, we introduced brass and woodwind instrumental instruction, along with digital music integrated with academic learning.

Student-Produced Albums Available for Streaming

With our new school partnerships, our teams explored new creative directions for amplifying youth voices. Over the past year, students have produced a total of four original albums, including; creating original music inspired by the poetry of Maya Angelou ("Caged Bird"); capturing perspectives and emotions after a year-and-a-half of pandemic life and learning ("Amplify Massachusetts"); blending digital music with string instruments ("Eleventh Moon"); producing and learning about the process for public distribution ("Fuego").

2019 - 2020

Local and National Recognition

In 2019, we received an Official Resolution from the City of Boston acknowledging our program's commitment to providing high-quality music education and performance for students in the Chinatown community.

 

We received recognition from National Association for Music Merchants for the “Best Community for Music Education" in 2018 and the "Support Music Merit Award" in 2019.

Community Concerts

Community performances continued with events at the Boston Children's Museum, Carter School, Boston Athenaeum, and

our Salon Series featuring both our students and teaching artists.

2015 - 2017

501(c)(3) Status

In 2015, we separated from BPS and became a full-fledged nonprofit.

Launched Youth Leadership

We launched our Leadership Training Program for adolescents, focusing on what it means to be a mentor/role model. Youth Leaders work with our youngest musicians offering support in their lessons.

Music For All

In 2017 with the help from an EdVestors Grant, we created the Beethoven Ensemble, an in-school music program for students with special needs.

2020 - 2021

Showing Up When it Mattered Most

We believe in the power of music to build community and serve as an anchor of certainty in challenging times. Staying true to this belief, two days following the COVID-19 school closures our administration launched an online learning platform that enabled our entire teaching faculty to provide

a safe and nurturing space for over 250 Boston youth at three Boston Public Schools to stay connected and continue with daily music studies from home.

Expanding Programs and Deepening curriculum

During the 2020-2021 school year, we leaned into the challenges that the pandemic presented all of us and launched virtual Spring Break and Creative Summer programs to keep our musicians connected and creative.

 

Additionally, we developed our own 36-week Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum to align with our instrumental music curriculum. Both of these initiatives gave way to new programming ideas and set the stage for our program expansion.

2018 - 2019

Our First Full-Time Executive Director

During the fall of 2018, JQOP’s Board brought on its first full-time Executive Director, Christopher Schroeder.

Continued Growth

In the fall of 2018, enrollment increased by 32%. During the academic year, we launched

a beginner orchestra, the “Boulanger

Orchestra,” for students in 2nd-5th grades that are new to music studies.

Launched our Community Engagement Initiative

Community performances and collaborations with professional musicians became key components of our students’ success. During 2018-2019 students took part in 36 events in the local community aimed at developing confidence and self-efficacy, bridging connections in the Boston community, and strengthening their relationship with their community. Performances included HubWeek, Boston Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, City Hall, and Symphony Hall for the Mayor's State of the City Address.

2011 - 2014

Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program: The Beginning

In 2011, then principal, Simon Ho, and administrator Graciela Brecino, worked together to launch the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program (JQOP). The goal, as it still stands today, was to bring daily, high-quality music education and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to Boston's most vulnerable youth. In the first year, JQOP served 50 students with four hours of music a week.

Steady Growth

When JQOP began, we only served one school. Our growth was gradual and steady. Students performed regularly at Tufts Medical Center and the Golden Age Senior Center in Chinatown.

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