The Harmony Project, Offering Music Education for Low-Income Youth, Marks Its First Year in Tulsa
On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with Dr. Margaret Martin, who more than a decade ago founded The Harmony Project, beginning with 36 students and a $9,000 check from The Rotary Club of Hollywood; today, The Harmony Project is the largest nonprofit in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to music education for youth in low-income communities. It's an award-winning initiative that's widely seen as one of the most effective arts-based youth interventions in the nation, and in recent years it has launched several satellite organizations. Harmony Project Tulsa, for example -- based at Kendall Whittier Elementary School, partially inspired by El Sistema, and offered in conjunction with the Tulsa Symphony -- has just recently marked its first anniversary. Dr. Martin is here in Tulsa to celebrate this anniversary, which will be officially recognized tonight (Tuesday the 26th) at 7pm at the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus.