Outreach Programs

Project Harmony

By engaging children in orchestra programs that foster skill development, self-confidence and personal empowerment, Project Harmony creates social transformation through music. 

Program Description

Project Harmony is a community-based orchestra outreach program inspired by the El Sistema youth and community development program of Venezuela. Since 2017, Arts+ and the Charlotte Symphony (CSO) have partnered to offer the program, aimed at building pathways to success for Charlotte-area youth through music. With classes held two to three times each week, participants form a community around music-making – learning from professional teachers and collegiate music interns and forming mentor/mentee relationships within the group. Project Harmony currently serves more than 150 students in four low-income neighborhoods across Charlotte: Winterfield, Montclaire South, West Charlotte and West Sugar Creek. 


Arts+ is grateful for these partners that make Project Harmony possible:

  • Clt Sym Logo Wdirectorlg Best
  • Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation
  • Classics for Kids Foundation
  • D.G. Brungard Foundation
  • Rea Charitable Trust
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation