Community Impact Projects

Community Impact Projects, 2016-2017

Du Bois Orchestra Youth Arts Leadership Program

The Youth Arts Leadership Program is designed for students ages 12-16, who believe in serving their communities through the power of classical music. The Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard will host a small group of young orchestral musicians and their parents to engage in a day-long arts leadership intensive (to be held in Spring of 2017), as well as receive complimentary tickets to Du Bois Orchestra performances. By equipping youth with leadership tools to spark social impact, the Educational Outreach department will partner with each student to help craft and execute a summer service project in their local communities, with the opportunity to share a presentation on their project at Harvard in Fall 2017.



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Community Impact Project, 2015-2016

In the spirit of social inclusion and outreach, on April 30, 2016, the Du Bois Orchestra is hosting 40 students and their parents from New York City from the Sistema-based music education programs, Opportunity Music Project (OMP), Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project (WHIN). Our orchestra is creating a memorable and exciting day long Harvard experience for the OMP and WHIN families, including a campus tour, arts engagement activities, community meals with the orchestra, and an opportunity to perform side-by-side with the Du Bois Orchestra!

Our goal is to show that Harvard, with its immense historical privilege, is a place for everyone to flourish personally and artistically.