Project 440 is an industry leader in preparing young musicians to use their musical gifts to transform lives and transform communities.
Our Programs ... educate | ideate | activate
Doing Good - The A Team
Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
INSTRUMENTS FOR SUCCESS
College and Career Preparedness
- Curriculum developed by experts from across the country
- Exploration of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship
- Opportunities to develop leadership, communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills
- Building a "professional toolkit" for success
- Practical experience developing social entrepreneurship projects
- Advice and mentorship from industry leaders
- Entrepreneurship "Shark Tank" competition
- Access to coaching with accomplished professional musicians, teaching artists and other industry experts
- Heightened awareness of social responsibility and avenues for giving back
- Hands-on experience creating and presenting interactive performances that engage new audiences in their community
- Ten sessions each semester, plus parent workshops
- Finding the right college fit: conservatory, university or liberal arts college?
- How financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college affordable
- How to approach the SAT and ACT tests
- Writing a compelling college essay
- Preparing for college interviews
- One-on-one college counseling with a college specialist
- Life skills training
- Articulation of values, passions and goals
- Sessions for parents of potential music majors
- Exploration of 21st Century career paths in and connected to the field of music
Project 440 Presents!
"My first eye opening experience was a series of social entrepreneurship workshops with Project 440." - Allen L., NYO2 Violinist
"Through Project 440, I not only grew as a musician and performer, but also as an educator. I am very grateful for the invaluable lessons, opportunities, and experiences Project 440 has given me." - Raymond Z., All City Bass Player
- Students play in small ensembles and hone skills such as collaboration and communication
- They learn to identify "entry points" - ideas that can create meaning for their listeners who may not be familiar with the music or instruments
- Students gain hands-on experience creating engaging, unique interactive performances
- Teaching artists provide guidance on marketing
- Groups learn how to identify venues and book performance dates
We have expanded our programs to include opportunities for all music students in the School District. Our Doing Good and Instruments for Success programs will be open to any music student in the District. Project 440 will also partner with individual schools with existing music programs to form chamber ensembles that will create and perform unique interactive performances.
Beginning in 2015, Project 440 served as the lead Program Enrichment Partner for the School District of Philadelphia's All City Music Program. We created the first All City Chamber Ensemble Series in recent memory, and trained the groups in the art of interactive performance under the auspices of Project 440 Presents! We realized, however, that the students in All City come from some of the better resourced schools in the city. They also tend to be high-achieving students with schedules that are packed with extracurricular activities. We have decided to make a concerted effort to provide access to our programs to a much broader population of students in the District to increase the impact of our programs and help those who need it the most.