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PROJECT 440 AND KIMMEL CENTER TO HOST COLLEGE FAIR FOR MUSICIANS
Students of the greater Philadelphia area invited to participate in College Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Philadelphia, PA (May 1, 2019) – On Monday, November 11, 2019, Project 440 and the Kimmel Center will hold its third annual College Fair for Musicians at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Last year, 300 students filled the lobby of the Kimmel Center to discuss the next phase of their education with representatives from 45 different colleges and universities from across the country. This year, we are excited to welcome both returning and new institutions in November to provide students with information on their programs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend free workshops that provide information on the college admissions process. While this event is free to attend, advance registration for the College Fair for Musicians is suggested and will be open by June 2019 at project440.org.
Project 440 is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that engages, educates and inspires young musicians, providing them with the career and life skills they need to develop into tomorrow's civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders. Executive Director and Co-Founder of Project 440, Joseph Conyers states, “It's our favorite time of year at Project 440! There are so many barriers for our young people today. The ability to give our youth FREE access to admissions officers who can help build and shape their futures for success is a service we are proud to provide for the city of Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.”
Project 440 is thrilled to have the Kimmel Center as a partner and supporter of this event “Education is core to our mission here at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and we are proud to partner with Project 440 in this effort to inspire the next generation of artists and arts lovers,” says Susan Quinn, Director of Education at the Kimmel Center. “While most of our programming is geared toward children aged pre-school to 12th grade, the College Fair for Musicians provides us an opportunity to expand our reach, and transform more lives through the arts by exposing high school seniors to arts colleges and careers.”
For more information on Project 440, visit: www.project440.org.
ABOUT PROJECT 440:
Project 440 engages, educates and inspires young musicians, providing them with the career and life skills they need to develop into tomorrow's civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders. Project 440 refers to the 440Hz "tuning A" of an orchestra - thus, just as the oboe leads an orchestra with the 440 Hz pitch, Project 440 students are learning to be 21st Century leaders. Programmatically, P440 has developed a comprehensive curriculum which uses music as a tool to cultivate tomorrow's civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders. Organizationally, Project 440 has grown from an all-volunteer organization with a small
board to a professional organization with paid staff, a dynamic and hands-on board, and a growing national reputation for providing innovative programming to budding musicians. For more information on Project 440, visit www.project440.org.
ABOUT KIMMEL CENTER EDUCATION
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts reaches thousands of local students, teachers, families, and aspiring artists each year through a unique set of education offerings, creating future performers, audiences, and cultural enthusiasts. With a 16-year history of education programs, the Kimmel Center reaches arts lovers of all ages and skill levels, stimulating creativity through hands-on multidisciplinary experiences. The programs educate, engage, and inspire the next generation, fulfilling the Kimmel Center’s mission to transform lives daily through the arts.
The Kimmel Center provides education programs both on its campus and in Philadelphia classrooms. With a focus on jazz and musical theater, programs include summer camps, school residencies, student matinees, The Business of Making Music panel discussions, a Teacher Appreciation program, and free community events.
For more information on all Kimmel Center education programs, visit kimmelcenter.org/education.