Music Summer Camp


Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Support youth during out-of-school time activities


Founded in Miami in 2008, the Miami Music Project’s goal is to empower kids in underserved communities to reach their full potential and to positively impact society. The organization’s key program is the Children’s Orchestra, which operates through after-school programs in five low-income Miami neighborhoods. The project offers multiple programs, including the Children's Orchestra, Summer Camp, and Orchestra Boot Camp. The Summer Camp transitioned to online classes during the pandemic.

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Lead organization partners: Miami Music Project, Miami Dade County Public Schools

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Arts/Crafts/Artistic Expression

Primary funding source: Individual Contributions, Private Philanthropic Foundation



Timeframe: Summer 2020

Location: Florida

Total capacity: 350

Health and safety: Not applicable; We are not providing in-person supports.

How do you address inequity? 

"The whole idea is about using music to bring social development … to kids with the greatest needs,” said Miami Music Project President Anna Klimala. Music helps them develop skills that will lead them to be successful, she said. The program and the musical instruments are provided for free. It challenges the prevailing system in which classical musicians are mostly white and mostly men.

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(786) 422-5221,


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