2018 El Sistema USA Symposium

During the month of January, the first National Symposium for El Sistema USA took place at Duke University in Durham, NC. Focused on the idea of collective impact and racial equity within our communities, the symposium welcomed more than 160 attendees from across the country. Miami Music Project team members traveled to be present at the Symposium including our Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Hernandez, who served as Co-Chair for this year’s Symposium Committee.

The symposium welcomed more than 160 attendees from across the country! Among the Symposium speakers were our own Executive Director, Anna Pietraszko, and FIU’s Research Associate Professor, Michelle Hospital. Their presentation focused on evaluating and measuring the impact of El Sistema-inspired programs! The Symposium concluded with a creative composition performed by a collect ensemble made up of students from four El Sistema inspired programs. You can watch a video of the performance here: “Now is the Time”.

2017 Winter Concert Series

Miami Music Project proudly presents its 2017 Children and Youth Orchestras Winter Holiday Showcase! Join us in celebrating the impressive musical skills acquired throughout the year by our intermediate and advanced students from across Miami-Dade. This festive concert will feature classical pieces from composers like Elgar and Mahler, as well as traditional holiday music. The Winter Holiday Showcase is free of charge, and supports Miami Music Project’s mission of bringing social change to under-resourced communities though the transformative power of music.

Complimentary tickets are required for entry to New World Center. You may pick up tickets at the box office.

Nicole Henry's 5th Annual Winter Concert Benefitting Miami Music Project!

The very talented and beautiful singer Nicole Henry brings her 5th Annual Winter Concert to the Colony Theater on Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m., benefiting the Miami Music Project. Last year’s concert was outstanding, so grab your tickets before they sell out, by visiting colonymb.org or calling 800.211.1414. You can also choose to enjoy a VIP package with a reception starting at 6:30 p.m.

With her amazing voice and strong command of any musical stage, Nicole Henry is one of the jazz world’s most applauded chanteuses. Nicole was named  Best New Jazz Artist of 2004 in Japan after the release of her very popular CD The Nearness of YouOne year later, her Teach Me Tonight album became No. 1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. In 2008, Nicole’s The Very Thought of You CD reached No. 7 on Billboard’s jazz chart, thrilling jazz audiences across the U.S. She released her EmbraceableCD in 2011 with more original songs, soul and even a touch of gospel, and it reached the Top 20 on jazz and smooth U.S. jazz radio charts. In 2013, Nicole released her 13-track live album So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live with her soulful renditions of some of her favorite classic hits of the ‘70s from such iconic artists as Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight.

Special Guest: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Thank you! Give Miami Day 2017 Success!

This year more people than ever before joined us for Give Miami Day! Together we were able to raise a total of $19,223. Thank you for supporting Miami Music Project. We could not have achieved this without you!

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Give Miami Day 2017


Give Miami Day is a community-wide day of online giving. Your donation - of any size - to Miami Music Project through GiveMiamiDay.org on November 16, 2017 will help our organization continue funding its after-school music programs to the underserved children around Miami-Dade County. Miami Music Project uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music.


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2017 Paper Orchestra Graduation

Each year, hand-made paper instruments help our young, beginning musicians develop better posture, bow grips, coordinate fine motor skills, and learn about instrument care. 

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Fantastic Season Finale 2017


We end the school year with our Fantastic Season Finale concerts on Saturday May 27 at FIU - Wertheim Performing Arts Center. Our students will perform at 1 PM (featuring Beginner Level Ensembles) and 7 PM (featuring Intermediate & Advanced Level Ensembles) the same day.  Awards in outstanding achievements will also be presented. Don't miss it! For more information, CLICK HERE

Serenade Chamber Music Series 2017

You are cordially invited to our Serenade Chamber Music Series 2017 at the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. Two concerts: April 29 at 2 PM and May 20 at 2 PM. Out talented, young musicians will perform solo and chamber music. Don't miss these incredible performances. See you there!

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Out of This World performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center!

On April 8, 2017 we called all Trekkie’s! Miami Music Project's Leaders Orchestra, special guest conductor Maestro Raffaele Livio Ponti and guest narrator Captain Winston Scott - a former NASA astronaut, explored our mysterious solar system with soundtracks from Star Trek, E.T. Adventures on Earth, Apollo 13 and Star Wars at the magnificent Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Spring Concert Series 2017

It's that time again! We're excited to invite you to celebrate colorful, lively spring along Miami Music Project Students who are poised to deliver an incredible performance and highlight all the skills they've learned. See you there!