SATURDAY MUSIC PROJECT

Applications for the class of 2022 will open in the spring of 2018.

For questions about the program, contact Associate Director Katie Mazzari at

 (212) 753-8811 ext. 221 or katie@tbms.org.

What is The Saturday Music Project?

The Saturday Music Project (SMP) is Turtle Bay Music School’s music education program offered to motivated and dedicated students (entering grades 3, 4, or 5 in the Fall) from across the five boroughs, who have a love of music, but little or no access to music instruction. Each student accepted into the SMP program is awarded a full- tuition, four-year scholarship to receive small group instruction on a primary instrument (cello, clarinet, flute, violin, or viola), as well as a rotating schedule of courses in our Core Curriculum, designed to foster musicianship and give students a well-rounded understanding of music-making as an art form.

Saturday Music Project


Students in their first and second years of the program will:

  • Receive an hour of Primary Instrument instruction in a small group setting each Saturday during the school year
  • Benefit from our Core Curriculum, which includes Keyboard Skills, Music Theory, Composition, Music History, Orff-based Percussion and Creative Movement, Percussion Ensemble, and Recorder Ensemble
  • Participate in performance opportunities both at TBMS and in the community

In addition, Parents/Guardians join students in their primary instrument classes for the first five weeks of the program, in order to learn the skills necessary to assist their child with music-making and practicing in their home. After these classes, parents are offered their own Parent Workshops in a variety of topics surrounding their young musician’s progress through the program.


Students in their third and fourth years of the program will:

  • Receive an hour of Primary Instrument instruction in a small group setting
  • Participate as a member of the SMP Orchestra
  • Build ensemble skills and learn to understand the important role of teamwork in an ensemble setting
  • Participate in performance opportunities both at TBMS and in the community
  • Be prepared to audition for intermediate-level Orchestras and Ensembles throughout the city, including music-focused middle and high schools

After successfully completing the four-year program:

Alumni receive a full-tuition scholarship to join the Turtle Bay Music School Orchestra and participate in weekly group lessons on their primary instrument. This experience allows students to continue building on skills they have acquired in SMP, while providing them with a way to keep music in their lives well into their future.


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THANK YOU!

Turtle Bay Music School gratefully acknowledges the D’Addario Foundation, the Edwin Caplin Foundation, and Exploring the Arts for their support of the Saturday Music Project.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

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