Each year, Boston Music Project works in partnership with local colleges and workforce-training programs to create real-world teaching and art administration learning experiences for Boston-based high school and collegiate-level musicians and future change-makers.
This summer, we are partnering with Edvestors, Boston Private Industry Council, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to welcome two summer Bloomberg Arts administration interns. They will gain an inside scoop on all things related to managing a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Scroll down to learn more about Cendy and Kanye!
Cendy Charles, Boston Latin Academy rising junior, is a child of Haitian immigrants in Boston. An english and history buff, she enjoys learning about various cultures and communities and writing about her conversations. In her spare time she enjoys reading fiction novels and practicing sewing - a recent quiet venture taken on during quarantine. Reading books and writing. Cendy's plan post-graduation is to purse Fashion, all things writing (fiction, TV, movie, etc.), and potentially taking a painting class or two.
We asked Cendy which BMP student project from the past year resonated with her the most.
"The Caged Bird album and collaboration with Urbanity Dance project resonated with me the most... I like seeing the way two different art forms can blend into a very beautiful combination. Genres in dance often have matching genres in composition, and I do think that contemporary dance doesn’t get the recognition it deserves when it comes to its use in art." - Cendy, BMP Arts Administrative Intern
"The Caged Bird album and collaboration with Urbanity Dance project resonated with me the most."Grave of Dreams’ original dance is very fitting. Accounting for the title, the feeling of the song, and the emotion the song is trying to convey. It’s a lovely dance. I like seeing the way two different art forms can blend into a very beautiful combination. Genres in dance often have matching genres in composition, and I do think that contemporary dance doesn’t get the recognition it deserves when it comes to its use in art. Hearing the music made me think that there was a chance for me in a place for someone who can’t sing, which isn’t an insult to the quality of the music or dance."
Kanye Lynch is Boston born and raised and a recent 2021 graduate of Charlestown High School. A self-taught visual artist, he finds a deep connection to his art and spends much of his free time sketching from the heart. Kanye also enjoys listening to and producing his own music and taking time to chill. In the coming year, Kanye is joining the Year Up program to learn how to invest and become more financially literate. The business behind making money and the ownership of it all has always interested Kanye. He hopes to learn more about this and use what he learns this summer for future projects.
We asked Kanye which BMP student project from the past year resonated with him the most.
"I was so impressed with the student's professionalism at such a young age. The students ability to stay focused and perform their part so fluently was a beautiful piece of art to itself." - Kanye, BMP Arts Administrative Intern
"The student project that I found most intriguing has to be the Traditional Chinese music of the Song Dynasty. My favorite era of art is the Renaissance Era and all of the Old Masters that came from that elite league of painters and creatives, so traditional art and the history of creation while knowing how much less they had to work with then modern artists and creatives always makes me salute those who came before me. In addition, the sounds and way in which they switched pace throughout the piece yet always found an equilibrium between each other shows their chemistry and understanding of the sound they are executing. Finally, I was so impressed with the students professionalism at such a young age. The students ability to stay focused and perform their part so fluently was a beautiful piece of art to itself. Even if one musician sped up and slowed down, they were all able to keep the piece together and demonstrated the camaraderie and chemistry they have built together - not to mention they learned, practiced, and executed this all over zoom."