Project 440's Youth Advisory Council

P440's Youth Advisory Council grew out of an expressed interest by current and former P440 students to be more involved in supporting the organization. In addition to taking advantage of our curriculum, they wanted to do more. Over the summer, our intern Raymond Zhang, now a student at Drexel University, worked with managing director Julie Flower to recruit the group of students that is now our Youth Advisory Council. These young people provide a unique perspective on Project 440 programming, volunteer at our events, and serve as 440 ambassadors to their peers, their music teachers, and potential donors who want to know more about the impact of our programs.

Alumni members of P440's Youth Advisory Council

Dotan Yarden, bassoon, Temple University

Dotan Yarden, bassoon, Temple University

Raymond Zhang, double bass, Drexel University

Raymond Zhang, double bass, Drexel University

Shannon Lanier, violin, Temple University

Shannon Lanier, violin, Temple University

Current P440 students on the Youth Advisory Council

Agnes Williams, trombone

Agnes Williams, trombone

Akili Farrow, violin

Akili Farrow, violin

Davey Hiester, bassoon and sax

Davey Hiester, bassoon and sax

David Ortiz, trumpet

David Ortiz, trumpet

Felicia Chen, viola

Felicia Chen, viola

Greg Padilla, double bass

Greg Padilla, double bass

Malinda Voell, flute

Malinda Voell, flute

Marquise  Bradley, clarinet, aspiring conductor

Marquise  Bradley, clarinet, aspiring conductor

Na'Zir McFadden, clarinet

Na'Zir McFadden, clarinet

Oleksandr Kashlyuk, bassoon, aspiring conductor

Oleksandr Kashlyuk, bassoon, aspiring conductor