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Ambassador Program

About

Opportunity Music Project’s Ambassador Program is a tutoring practice-buddy system designed to bolster our core curriculum. The program pairs OMP students with a professional or pre-professional musician tutor who supports and solidifies the instruction provided by OMP faculty. 

Tutors help OMP students master difficult musical concepts, learn good practice habits, and note reading, along with a range of other learning goals that help OMP students excel in a core curriculum that includes their private lessons, music theory, composition, and orchestral training classes. 

Thomas is a great, positive role model. It’s been a great improvement – he’s very friendly, very knowledgeable with regard to music, so it’s been very helpful.

Vannet, Family Member of Mentee

History

Beginning in 2018, OMP’s Ambassador Program was launched to provide OMP students with additional educational support and help students develop better practicing habits.

The program began with four inaugural ambassadors and has now grown to over 30 dedicated professional and pre-professional musicians who work with OMP students year round.

So far, I really enjoy teaching my practice partner, Mia. Most of the things we’ve gone over in our first two sessions have been related to hand-eye coordination, which we are trying to perfect.

Diem Jennings, Mentor

Partnerships

Today, the Ambassador Program makes it possible for OMP students to work with artists affiliated with Columbia University, The Juilliard School, LaGuardia High School, The Back to Bach Project, and Stony Brook University, among others. 

We are incredibly grateful to the many world-class teaching artists from across the United States for providing such a rich and meaningful learning experience for our OMP students.

2020-2021 OMP Ambassadors

Columbia University School of Professional Design

Sang-Mi Borneman – Cello

Juilliard Morse Fellows

Sophia Szokolay – Violin, Theory

Adrienne Hyde – Music Theory

Sergio Munoz Leiva – Music Theory

Lingbo Ma – Music Theory, Composition

Katherine Cheng – Music Theory

Aaron Matson – Composition

Corey Chang – Composition

Juilliard Pre-College

George Wolfe – Cello

Ryan Eng – Double Bass

LaGuardia High School

Avery Bloomberg – Cello 

Thomas Stone – Violin

Sophia Fredericks – Cello

Opportunity Music Project

Allie Dalberis – Violin

Zariyah Campbell – Violin

Devin Campbell – Cello

Morgan Yee – Cello

Kylie Nakash – Violin

Sovereign Julian – Double Bass

The Back to Bach Project

Enrique Rodrigues – Violin

Rachel Lee – Violin

Justin Lee – Violin

Allen Yoo – Cello

Jillian Chang – Cello

Aida Ruan – Violin

Julia Durian – Violin

Tyler Tan – Violin

Hannah Kim – Violin

Trinity School

John Critelli- Cello

Stony Brook University

Sarah Ghandour – Cello

Pin-Hui Tsai – Cello