Orchestra Boot Camp Named Winner of Knight Arts Challenge

The Orchestra Boot Camp, which helps 100 Miami-Dade students with intensive classical music training on teacher workdays, will be strengthened with a $105,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This is the fourth time Knight has awarded Miami Music Project with a grant from Knight Arts Challenge grant, which funds the best ideas for bringing South Florida together through the arts.

After a very successful launch of the first boot camp in February of 2015, Miami Music Project will continue this tuition-free program during Miami-Dade County Public School teacher planning days. The Orchestra Boot Camp helps students in continuing their journey towards excellence in music performance by receiving the benefits of this newly developed initiative. Previously, world-renowned conductor and Founder of Miami Music Project, James Judd served as a mentor for musicians from the Orchestra Boot Camp and worked in detail on challenging musical passages and sections of the orchestra’s repertoire.