The Orchestra Program is an important feature of Opportunity Music Project’s curriculum. The program creates a community atmosphere where students and their parents come together as a group, develop friendships, and celebrate music making together.
The Orchestra Program is a unique chance for students to develop skills through group music making, which can be applied to all areas of life. The orchestra structure is built on communication and mentorship, fostering a sense of shared responsibility, perseverance, and a desire to support each other. Learning to play in a group requires students to hone their skills on their instruments, listen carefully to one another, communicate, and work collaboratively towards a final goal.
The Orchestra Program provides exciting performance experiences that further develop the bond and camaraderie of our young musicians. Some recent examples include performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Our students have successfully auditioned for and have been accepted into some of New York City’s top youth orchestras and training programs. This includes Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, the InterSchool Orchestra, and Laguardia High School.
The program has three levels: Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, and Honors Orchestra.