Guest Artists

An important component of the PROJECT MUSIC students’ music education is exposure to excellence. PROJECT MUSIC is diligent to seek out guest artists to frequently visit the program in either a formal “concert/ master class” setting, or an informal performance seminar experience. Frequent visits from guest artists, volunteer musicians, and other musical activities such as field trips to local concert performances or reciprocal performances with their peers foster our students’ appreciation of the larger arts community, of which they are now proud members.


Collaborators have included:

Mark S. Doss

May 2018

Grammy Award-winning African-American bass-baritone

NEOJIBA Teaching Artists

March 2018

Marcos Rangel, conductor

Helder Passinho, trumpet

Guilherme Teixera, Violin

Everton Silva, percussion

Peabody Wind, Brass, and Percussion Congregation

June 2017

Student ensemble from Peabody Conservatory

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

April 2017

Performers and teachers of New Orleans-style brass band music.

Newport Jazz Assembly Band

November 2016

Seven-piece band bringing jazz history and education to students across New England.

Bob Bloom

November 2016

Certified Master Teaching Artist and former member of Drums of Passion.

The Shanghai Quartet

March 2016

World-renowned string quartet since 1983, now in residence at Montclair State University in New Jersey.


Ginga Brasileira

November 2015

Afro-Brazilian cultural performers, specializing in samba, maculele, and capoeira.


Oskar Espina Ruiz

October 2015

Internationally touring clarinetist, and Artistic Director of the Treetops Chamber Music Society.


Marion Meadows

June 2015

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and Project Music board member.


Alexander Markov

April 2015

Internationally celebrated acoustic and electric violinist.


Hartt Tuba-Euph Quartet

April 2015

Aspiring performers and educators from the University of Hartford.