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Partners & Supporters


The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

Miami Music Project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians.

Miami Music Project’s programming has been made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) have endorsed Miami Music Project’s programming since its launch in 2009. MDCPS have been instrumental in securing schools for MMP’s In-School Residency program, providing school facilities for our Children Orchestras after-school programming, and helping recruit young musicians for the Youth Orchestra.

The Knight Foundation has served a vital role in the inception, growth and success of Miami Music Project by providing funding through its Knight Arts Challenge Grants.

Committed to becoming a clearinghouse for El Sistema resources and a think tank on the expression of El Sistema philosophy and methodology in the U.S.

The Adrienne Arsht Center has been one of the most cherished strategic partners since our inception in 2008, providing pro-bono office space for MMP administrative staff (until 2013), rehearsal space and production support to our ensembles, access to highest quality performing arts opportunities for our students, and tremendous support in the area of building awareness and visibility for our work.

Through a scholarship program established in 2012, FIU School of Music supplies a pool of students to work with children participating in our after-school programming.

FIU Center for Children and Families supports Miami Music Project Teaching Artists and students by providing tools and techniques leading to positive social development.

Committed to collaborating with local community organizations that foster healthy youth development, FIU Community-Based Intervention Research Group conducts Project TREBLE – a rigorous multifaceted examination of how participation in Miami Music Project impacts the lives of youth.

Focused on transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community, Miami Children’s Initiative is a cherished partner and supporter of our Liberty City Chapter.

New World Symphony supplies its Fellows to coach our most advanced students taking part in the Miami Music Project Youth Orchestra.

Dedicated to investing in the artistic development of talented young artists, National Young Arts Foundation collaborates with Miami Music Project on multiple organizational and programming levels.

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation’s funding will be able to support the El Sistema inspired children orchestras’ fees associated with its activities at Little Haiti, Liberty City, Little Havana, and Doral.

Its mission is to enhance and promote the good health and well-being of South Florida’s children and families. Their assistance supports the El Sistema-modeled programming in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Since 1963, the foundation concentrates in supporting areas of cultural, educational, health and human services, and youth activities.

The Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund improves children’s lives. Developmentally disabled children take their first steps on adaptive equipment provided by the Fund. Children with speech, hearing, or sight problems are identified and given proactive treatment because of the Fund.

Based in Miami, The Leon J Simkins Charitable charitable organization serves as a vehicle to support philanthropic projects.

Our Liberty City Chapter is funded in part by the generosity of The Shepard Broad Foundation.

Our Little Haiti Chapter is funded in part by the crucial support of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami provides educational collaborations through classroom presentations, provision of tickets to performances and other organizational support.

Dedicated to enriching the lives of all children, Miami Children’s Museum provides our students with educational opportunities that are nothing short of fun.

Partnership with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School includes numerous organizational and programming initiatives, including mentoring opportunities for members of Belen’s Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Sphinx transforms lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Our students benefit from concerts during Sphinx Virtuosi’s annual tour stop at the New World Center.

Allegro Music Center, a full-service music center, provides Miami Music Project with discounted rates on quality musical instruments and a first-class maintenance services.

IDEAL Fengling Group continues to provide us with competitive rates on musical instruments and accessories.

Past Community Partners / Programming Initiatives:

  • Coral Gables Museum
  • Miami Arts Charter
  • Seraphic Fire’s Miami Choral Academy
  • TD Bank
  • Trinity Cathedral