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Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth

What the org has to say: “The PMAY Artists’ Initiative is designed for serious music students who have a high musical aptitude and the motivation to pursue a professional music career on a standard orchestral instrument. It is a collaboration of leading Philadelphia music institutions that believe in providing access to music education for all students.”

What we found: Middle and high school students who know how to play instruments as part of an orchestra can audition for this prestigious program, which encourages them to pursue a career in music. Staffers attend workshops focused on trauma-informed practices.

Features & Policies

  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Free of charge
  • Audition-based
  • Limited academic support
  • For youth in middle and high school
  • Career pathway program
  • Staff members subject to background checks
  • Trauma-informed staff members
  • Hybrid year due to COVID
  • Academic assistance

Languages spoken by staff

  • English
  • Español (Spanish)

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