What is Project 440?
Project 440 is unique. Our programs don't focus on developing musicianship. We don’t teach music.
Instead, our creative youth development approach uses a shared love of music from any genre and the skills inherent in being a musician as a jumping off point to strengthen identity, build community, and ultimately help young people develop competencies they need to thrive.
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 seminars address those questions and prepare students to create unique interactive performances they can present 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.