As a result of our collective efforts this past year, we are working to expand our programming to seven under-resourced Boston Public Schools during the 21/22 academic year. All programs are tuition-free and will be held during school hours. Our anticipated growth represents a large step in our organization’s trajectory—we will continue to work toward our vision of creating tuition-free, sequential K-12th grade music programs throughout Boston Public Schools. These programs are in addition to our before and after school music programs at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School and Quincy Upper School
Through these partnerships, BMP aims to promote inclusive musical excellence, improve school attendance, and strengthen overall school culture through in-school celebrations of learning and community performances.
Learn more about each of these programs and consider making a donation to support these initiatives!
Oliver Hazard Perry School - All School Music, K-6
At the Oliver Hazard Perry School in South Boston, BMP will provide weekly in-school music education for the entire school population. Programming will include early childhood music education (K thru 2nd grade), digital music composition (2nd thru 6th grade), to ensemble-based instrumental instruction (4th thru 6th grade).
McKinley Prep - Digital Music Production, 9-12
Boston's McKinley School are four schools in one, providing special education for students in 6th thru 12th grade. Beginning in the fall of 2021, BMP aims to provide digital music composition classes and advanced music production.
Roger Clap School - Brass and Winds, 4-6
Roger Clap School shares BMP’s vision of providing equitable access to high-quality learning regardless of one's socio-economic history. Due to the small school population (178 students), the Clap at this time lacks the financial resources to hire a music specialist through BPS. Beginning in the fall of 2021, BMP will provide weekly in-school instrumental music instruction to students in grades 4 thru 6.
Josiah Quincy Elementary - Special Needs Music
For the sixth year, we are continuing our Pre K - 6th grade special education general music programming for the entire special education community at the Josiah Quincy Elementary in Boston’s Chinatown. Students will take part in twice-weekly music classes focused on gross motor skill development, language acquisition, and social connections with peers and teachers.
South End Academy (2 Sites) - Digital Music, 6-12
BPS's South End Academy provides special education for students in 6th thru 12th grade. Beginning in the fall of 2021, BMP teaching artists will work with students across two sites to provide digital music composition classes, ensemble-based instrumental instruction, and advanced music production.
Margarita Muniz Academy - Digital Music, 9-10
Muñiz Academy's mission is dedicated to full cultural and linguistic fluency in Spanish and English for all our students. Through deep partnerships with our families and community, we prepare students for higher education, careers, and civic leadership. Beginning this fall, all 9th and 10th graders will have the opportunity to develop their skills and creativity through year-long advanced music production classes.