Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra`s Intensive Community Program

Name Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra`s Intensive Community Program

On the Web www.bysoweb.org

Contact Catherine Weiskel, (617) 353-3348, cweiskel@bu.edu

Provides Instruments Yes

Provides Instrument Classes Yes

Information, Networking, Support

Scholarships Yes

Grants

Performance Opportunities Yes

Music Therapy

Music Ed. Programs & Curricula

Seeks Volunteers 0

Seeks Instruments 0

Seeks Donations 1

Mission Encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underrepresented youth through financial aid and outreach.

What it does Provides stringed instrument training program serving students from Boston`s inner-city. Accepts students showing exceptional interest in stringed instruments and provides them with financial assistance for lessons, classes and instrument rental. Once admitted into a BYSO orchestra, ICP students receive tuition subsidy, weekly lessons and use of an instrument until they graduate from high school. Over 20% of BYSO`s student body comes from these communities.

National

Regional Yes

Region Abbreviation MA

Region Served Inner-city Boston, MA

At-Risk/Under-served Youth Yes

Tax-Deductible Non-Profit Yes



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