PROJECT MUSIC is an intensive after-school music education program provided at no cost to students in Stamford, Connecticut. The program follows in the tradition of an earlier Project Music founded in Stamford by Anthony D. Truglia in the late 1960s, and takes additional inspiration from Venezuela’s enormously successful El Sistema framework for musical and social development.
PROJECT MUSIC created its first after-school program in 2014 at the Chester Addison Community Center, in partnership with Domus Kids and with major start-up funding from the City of Stamford. From that point, PROJECT MUSIC has developed a range of offerings around Stamford, focusing on educationally ambitious music programming. We deliver this tuition-free program to students whose potential has been left untapped for too long, due to structural barriers including financial access to comprehensive out-of-school education. In the coming years of continued growth, PROJECT MUSIC strives toward a future in which all children in Stamford have the resources and encouragement to pursue excellence in musicianship on par with any high-achieving community in our state.