What is Project 440?
Project 440 engages, educates and inspires young musicians, providing them with the career and life skills they need to develop into tomorrow's civic- minded, entrepreneurial leaders.
Trough music, every young person is provided with the opportunity and tools for individual growth and community impact.
How we help
College and Career Preparedness
Which is a better fit: liberal arts college, university, or conservatory? How can students successfully navigate the often-confusing maze of financial aid, grants and scholarships? What are good strategies to wow college reps with auditions, essays and interviews?
We have answers to all of these questions!
Leadership & Entrepreneurship
What does it mean to be a leader and an entrepreneurial musician in the 21st Century? We guide our students through a deeper exploration of career paths, and a social entrepreneurship exercise culminating in presentations to a “Shark Tank” panel of experts, complete with cool prizes!
Community Engagement & Interactive Performance
How can musicians make musical performance more engaging and interactive for non-traditional audiences? How can they inspire younger children to follow in their musical footsteps?
Our seminar addresses those questions, and leads to Project 440 Presents, an intensive series for chamber ensembles coached by our teaching artists, preparing students to create unique interactive performances and present them in unusual locations throughout their communities.
Our programs and partners
THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION
Your donation increases our ability to provide access to our programs to as many young people as possible.
COVERs THE COST OF AN AWARD FOR A STUDENT IN OUR "SHARK TANK" COMPETITION
FUNDs A CHAMBER ENSEMBLE'S INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE COMMUNITY, AT SCHOOLS, CAMPS, RETIREMENT FACILITIES, HOSPITALS, ETC.
COVERs THE COSTS OF INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE COACHING FOR ONE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, CONDUCTED BY AN EXPERIENCED TEACHING ARTIST
COVERs THE COSTS OF PROVIDING ONE-ON-ONE COLLEGE COUNSELING FOR TEN STUDENTS WITH A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS EXPERT