Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color) is an independent organization sponsored by NEC, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Boston University School for the Arts. In Project STEP, the sponsoring institutions have developed a program to identify and to train, educate, and guide promising young string players of color toward successful careers in classical music—as soloists, teachers, chamber music performers, and orchestra members.
To introduce kindergarten (K–2) students of color to classical music, Project STEP has a special program called “FOCUS on the Boston Schools.” FOCUS allows youngsters with a special affinity for music to participate with their parents in a 14-week program offering eurhythmics, recorder classes, musical demonstrations by STEP students, and one or two well-chosen concerts.
The Artistic Director of Project STEP is Mariana Green-Hill, who studied at the NEC Preparatory School through Project STEP from 1990 to 1997.
For more information about Project STEP and FOCUS on the Boston Schools, please call the STEP Office at 617-267-5777.
In photo: Mariana Green-Hill with student