“We have conducted numerous studies with children and teens to see how music education affects their auditory processing skills and, in turn, their academic performance. One group of kids we studied extensively were students taking part in a program called the Harmony Project in southern California. This program was started by Dr. Margaret Martin in 2001 to provide mentoring through music to students from low-income households.”
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An after school program is introducing young children to the world of music. The children receive violins and other string instruments and instruction on how to take care of them and learn how to play. “Harmony Project Tulsa” is now in its fifth year. This story aired on the ONR on OETA-The Oklahoma Network. For more information, go to the ONR web site http://www.oeta.tv/programs/onr.
John Klein with the Tulsa World highlight’s Harmony Project’s impact and recent PRESTO grant award.
El Sistema USA, a national membership association dedicated to supporting programs to effect social change through music, launched a 3-year, $1 million-dollar investment into 13 organizations in 11 states across the country to bring free music education to underserved youth.
The education project just wrapped up its first year in Tulsa. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
SOURCE: TULSA WORLD – Jan 11, 2018
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Harmony Project Tulsa receives 1st District of Oklahoma Spotlight Award by Congressman Jim Bridenstine -February 2016
Tulsa People, February 2016, The Meaning of Music
El Nacional de Tulsa January 2016
NPR Morning Edition, July 2015, The Test That Can Look Into A Child’s (Reading) Future
Tulsa World, June 2015
Tulsa World TV, Harmony Project brings music to low-income youngsters
KWGS, May 2015
KWGS, May 2014
KPCC, January 2015
Wall Street Journal, October 2014
NPR, September 2014
BBC News, August 2014
PBS Newshour, March 2014
The Atlantic, October 2013
Los Angeles Times, September 2013
U.S. Department of Education blog, July 2013
CBS News, October 2012
Huffington Post, May 2012
NBC News, March 2012
Time Magazine, December 2011
PBS Turning Point
Los Angeles Times, October 2011
NBC Nightly News, October 2011
Los Angeles Times, November 2009
Huffington Post, June 2009
Michael Stern, conductor of the Kansas City Symphony
Harmony Project Tulsa, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 47-4235862
Contact Executive Director, Kathy Rad:
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 918-688-1405
Harmony Project Tulsa
406 South Boulder Ave, Ste. 660
Tulsa, OK 74103