Nonstop Playing!

The best thing about summer camp is the constant music making – whether at 8am in the morning when everyone else is still waking up, in a formal classroom setting, or at lunchtime over a burrito. Here are some pictures of the casual and often impromptu performances (or jam sessions) that we’ve had!

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Summer Camp Begins!

Who says summer is a time for being lazy? Harmony Project Summer Camp Session 1 students have been coming every day for 3 hours to practice, perform, and learn new music. In addition to everyone playing in orchestra, we also have fun electives like keyboard, choir, jazz, and storytelling. Stay tuned for videos of our performances!

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Brand new percussionists practice their technique

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Older students help out as “Student Leaders”

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Teachers perform during lunchtime

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Student Leaders perform a skit about inclusion and making new friends

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One giant orchestra!

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Students and teachers pretending to be ” the cool kids”

Scenes of Harmony Project

A sequence of the documentary “Rachel Flowers – Hearing is Believing” was just released, featuring our Harmony Project students! Rachel Flowers is a young singer and instrumentalist who has performed with musicians such as Arturo Sandoval and Dweezil Zappa, gaining national fame and recognition. Having lost her eyesight at only 3 months old, Rachel has overcome countless challenges and is now an advocate for universal arts and music education. Over a year and a half ago she visited Harmony Project to meet and play for students:

For more information about the film, visit the Rachel Flowers Film website. Many thanks to Rachel and director Lorenzo DeStefano for this opportunity!