It’s hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of the school year. Our students and teachers have been working extremely hard, preparing some of the most difficult pieces they’ve played yet. Due to our growing numbers, we have many performances coming up in the next few months, and we are excited to invite you to our Spring Concert Series!
Sunday, April 30
Solo, Chamber Music, and Keyboard Recital, 2pm at Bell Arts
Sunday, May 7
Jazz Band Concert, 1pm at the Museum of Ventura County
Thursday, May 11
Musicianship Spring Recital, 6pm at Sheridan Way Elementary
Friday, May 12
Harmony Quartet performs at NWS MS6 Pre-Concert, 7:30 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Friday, May 19
Beginning Band and Strings Spring Recital, 6pm at Sheridan Way Elementary
Thursday, June 1
Middle and High School Spring Recital, 7pm at DATA Middle School
Monday, June 19
Harmony Project of America Exchange, Forest Lawn Memorial Hall, Los Angeles
Thank you, Rico Mandel, for your beautiful work on this!
Be sure to check out “Events” for our calendar of Spring performances.
Many thanks to all those who attended, supported, and performed in our Harmony Project Celebration Brunch on February 12th. It was a beautiful and inspirational event, and we are proud of how far we’ve come!
And congratulations to our 2017 Honorees!
It’s been released! Check out our music video created by Harmony Project in collaboration with the John Lennon Bus. Music and lyrics composed by Harmony students: Daniel Espinola, Wendy Montejano, Alfredo Ruiz, Hannah Benson, Jeshua Bello, Steven Lopez, Dylan Pfefferle, and Leo Palma.
Check out our 8 superstar students, who spend nine hours this past Tuesday on the John Lennon bus – playing, writing, and recording music. The Lennon Bus, made possible by Yoko Ono, is a non-profit mobile recording studio dedicated to providing students of all ages with free hands-on opportunities to make music and produce video projects. It was a truly once in a lifetime opportunity, and as usual, Harmony Project kids rose to the occasion.
Music video to come soon! In the meantime, check out some media coverage:
Congratulations to all of our students and teachers for a wonderful semester and some fantastic concerts! From performing on stage to a standing room only crowd to playing Christmas carols for assisted living patients, Harmony Project students had a busy end to their semester. We look back at 2016 with pride and gratitude, and look forward to an exciting and music filled new year!
You are invited to our Harmony Project Winter Concert Series! Students have been hard at work, and we have grown so much that we are now presenting THREE Holiday Recitals!
Thursday, December 1st at 6pm
Sheridan Way Elementary
Featuring 3rd Grade Musicianship Students
Friday, December 2nd at 6pm
Sheridan Way Elementary
Featuring our Elementary Band and String Ensemble
Friday, December 9th at 6pm
Bell Arts Factory
Featuring our Middle and High School Chamber Groups and Ensembles
Harmony Project musicians has a busy weekend! Our winds chamber group performed at the pre-concert event for New West Symphony season opening concert on Friday, drawing a crowd of concert goers with various pieces, led by Teaching Artist Caitlin Boruch.
Music also filled the air on Saturday as community members filled Bell Arts this past weekend for Art Walk in Ventura. Tips were welcomed!
As we commence our first week of classes, check out some new research by Nina Kraus from Northwestern University based on the work she did work Harmony Project Los Angeles – showing how music education can benefit students who have the least chance of access to it in the most powerful ways.
Read the research here: krauswhiteschwochneuroscientist2016
As we gear up for Harmony classes starting in September, glance back at this past year with us. It was a busy year!
Click HERE to read our impact report