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2022 In Review

At Boston Music Project, we aim to bring our community together through music education. Over the past year, we have continued to innovatively explore the art of music and expand the impact of our programs. See what we’ve achieved by checking out this recap of our collective successes during our busiest year yet!

 

December 2022

New Album Release and Showcase Performances

BMP student musicians at the McKinley Schools, part of Boston Public Schools, guided by BMP Teaching Artists produced an original digital music album entitled, "Amplify: Boston," inspired by Rob "Problak" Gibbs "Breathe Life Together" mural on The Rose Kennedy Greenway. Learn more about the album here


BMP students also joined musicians from City String United to perform alongside erhu player & violinist Shaw Pong-Liu and poet Regie Gibson at this year's Stringfest.


Students across our sites showcased their work throughout the fall semester culminating in our Winter Showcases, and BMP returns to perform at First Night Boston this Saturday at 4:00pm.

 

November 2022

Paper Orchestra Build and Special Guests

This fall, BMP began a new partnership with the Boston Children's Museum which included Music & Movement sessions and bringing our Paper Orchestra Program to museum-goers. We invited museum guests to take part in building their very own paper instruments.


We also hosted our annual Fall Celebration at Dorchester Brewing Company (DBc), featuring live music from BMP Teaching Artists.


Students at our JQ Before-School program received visits and performances from very special guests on two separate occasions: members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Mike Block & Balla Kouyaté! Check out this behind-the-scenes video from the Berlin Phil's tour and their visit with our students!

🎥: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind, Adam Janisch

 

2022 has been a year of innovative and transformative music-making by our Boston Music Projects students and teaching artists. Help us continue to amplify our mission and music with a year-end gift today, matched up to $5,000!

 

October 2022

October was filled with community partnerships! BMP Students and Teaching Artists performed at this year's CultureFest at Bellforge Arts Center, we launched "C Street Sounds, presented by Boston Music Project" at Iron Works South Boston, we collaborated with Boston Symphony Orchestra to host an instrument petting zoo for this year's Opening Our Doors Day, and BMP's Hip Hop Orchestra collaborated with artist activist Jason Talbot and his piece “Our Family Tree” which deals with the important theme of racial bias in the criminal justice system for Jewish Arts Collaborative "Be the Change" initiative.

 

September 2022

A Year of Expansion - Now Serving Nearly 1000 Youth

In September, we launched our new interactive programs map to better showcase our program sites and program offerings across the City of Boston. Now in our 11th year, we've expanded from serving 56 youth at 1 school to now serving nearly 1000 youth across 14 schools across Boston!

 

August 2022


Campsite Concert Series

Boston Music Project (BMP) partnered with REI to host a series of free music performances across Boston and Cambridge as part of the DCR's Summer Nights programming. During the event, attendees enjoyed live music from BMP Teaching Artists, outdoor games/activities, and story-telling with s'mores!

 

July 2022

Summer with Boston Music Project

This summer, we launched new partnerships with The Record Co. and creative summer programs at the YMCA.

 

June 2022

Celebrating 10 Years of Transformative Youth Music-Making

In June, Boston Music Project friends and supporters gathered to celebrate 10 Years of transformative music education in the Boston community with our BMP Block Party and our 10 Year Anniversary Gala!

 

May 2022


Performances at MFA Art in Bloom & Celebrity Series Gala

Our BMP Hip Hop Orchestra performed at this year's Art in Bloom event at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and students and Teaching Artists from our Brass & Winds program at the Roger Clap Elementary School took to the stage for the Celebrity Series of Boston's evening gala celebration.


Boston Music Project’s Executive Director, Christopher Schroeder, was selected as a finalist for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Excellence Award in Leadership which specifically recognizes a nonprofit chief or senior executive who has an extraordinary record of organizational results and exemplifies strategic vision, passion, integrity, innovation, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit. Read more about the award and Chris's work with BMP here

 

April 2022

Spring Virtual Showcase

In early April, we hosted a week of virtual livestream performances for our Spring Showcase concerts, featuring 7 orchestras, chamber music, and solo performances.

 

March 2022


Fuego at ICA

Students from our Digital Music Composition (D.M.C.) program produced and released a full-length original album entitled "Fuego." In March, the album was featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art's (ICA) Pinpoint Boston exhibition, organized by the ICA's Teen Exhibitions Program.

 

February 2022


Ada's Violin

In the spring, students in our first grade Digital Music class at the Oliver Hazard Perry School produced an exciting multimedia project. The class, taught by BMP Teaching Artist Sebastian Ridoré, learned how to work with different audio interfaces on their computers to write melodies, and create and present a narrative in a musical way. Read more about the project here

 

January 2022

First Night Boston & Stories of Impact

Students and teaching artists from the Boston Music Project took to the stage in Copley Square for First Night Boston 2022, produced by Conventures. BMP student joined Teaching Artists for the exciting performance, and he shared the impact that BMP has had on his creative journey


 

2022 has been a year of innovative and transformative music-making by our Boston Music Projects students and teaching artists. Help us continue to amplify our mission and music with a year-end gift today, matched up to $5,000!


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