An intensive youth music program focused on Charlotte neighborhoods with the fewest resources and greatest need, Project Harmony is an afterschool program that exposes Charlotte youth to life's possibilities.
Project Harmony is social transformation through music.
In partnership with Community School of the Arts, and established on the heels of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force recommendations, Project Harmony expands the Charlotte Symphony's Winterfield Youth Orcehstra program and fosters skill development and personal empowerment opportunities to Charlotte's underserved east, west, and southwest neighborhoods.
Project Harmony is inspired by the renowned El Sistema youth and community development program of Venezuela. The program will serve Charlotte's Winterfield and Montclaire neighborhoods in the 2017-18 season and aims to serve 500 children by 2020.
Coverage about the Winterfield Youth Orchestra programThe Charlotte Observer article featuring first the two graduates from Winterfield Youth Orchestra to the audition-only Northwest School of the Arts (2015)
Winterfield TEDx talk video (2012)