Project Description

Project:
MYCincinnati “Music for Youth” Program

Grant Award:
$109,000

Price Hill Will’s mission is to create systemic change in Price Hill through physical impact, economic impact and social impact. Programs include community gardens, business district planning, residential/commercial real estate development, community programming, a 100-member youth orchestra, cultural events, and many others. The MYCincinnati (“Music for Youth”) Program is a free youth orchestra program in Price Hill inspired by El Sistema which believes that personal transformation can be achieved by striving towards musical excellence. The grant will expand the capacity of the program by doubling the hours and expanding the ages of children served through its classical music program.

Through Impact 100’s 2014 grant, MyCincinnati expanded the capacity of the program by doubling the hours of programming from 10 to 25 hours per week, expanding the ages of children served through its classical music program, and reducing the wait-list. Through the offering of 4 higher level programs, older children may participate in chamber ensembles and focus on developing skills to become more active in the program and take on mentorship and leadership roles. Over three years, MYCincinnati expanded its concert performances to 79 and performed to over 11,000 concert attendees.