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“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, 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
PRESTO (Program for Rising El Sistema Organizations)
In July of 2018, El Sistema USA (ESUSA) identified 13 exemplary organizations nationwide to support through the Program for Rising El Sistema Organizations (PRESTO). As a member of PRESTO, ESUSA provides Harmony Project Tulsa with funding, networking and mentorship opportunities, and training for senior leadership over a three-year period. Learn more about Harmony Project Tulsa’sinvolvement with PRESTO and El Sistema USA by clicking here: El Sistema USA (ESUSA)