Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 5:30p -
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
21+, Food, Music
BOSTON — Raise a glass for Project STEP (String Training and Education Program) in its mission to identify talented, motivated young minority students and provide them with access to the best classical string music training available.
On Tuesday, April 14, Project STEP will host a friendraiser at Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston, in the VIP lounge, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the goal to make new friends and fans for the organization.
This fun networking event is a great way for young professionals to meet creative and like-minded friends, enjoy an after-work cocktail, and participate in and learn the importance of Project STEP’s mission. The event will include a 15-minute duet and solo classical string music performance by Project STEP students.
Interested parties are encouraged to bring friends, family, and colleagues (21+). Tickets are $30, which includes one complimentary cocktail, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a contribution to Project STEP. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit, http://goo.gl/6a4isS
For more information, contact Jodie McMenamin at (617) 267-5777.
Prompted by concern over the historic underrepresentation of minority classical musicians, Project STEP was founded in 1982 by William Moyer, a now-retired Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) personnel manager. As the first program of its kind, Project STEP’s mission is to address this imbalance by identifying talented, motivated young minority students and providing them with access to the best string music training available. As of 2012, just five percent of orchestra musicians in the United States are African-American or Latino. Sixty percent of Project STEP graduates are now professionally involved in music. Project STEP is a recipient of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor recognizing community-based arts and humanities youth programs in the United States, presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.