We've been bringing music into the lives of children from low-income communities for 16 years and counting

 

Our mission is:

Growth

To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music.

Community

To build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music.

Connection

To develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.


RESOURCES

Transparency is our priority. We make sure our donors know exactly how we manage our resources.

 

Awards

 

ANNual Report

 

Research

 
 

Tax Return

 

Audit

 

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

Harmony Project will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Privacy Policy

 

TEAM

MYKA MILLER

Executive Director

Myka has overseen Harmony Project expand from 250 to over 2,000 students since joining as Executive Director in 2007. Under her direction, Harmony Project was awarded the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and launched new initiatives and partnerships with the Los Angeles PhilharmonicLos Angeles City College, and P.S. Arts. She is both a musician and executive.

 

 

Natalie Jackson

Associate Director

Natalie has expertise in operations, accounting, planning, and extensive knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems. She has been responsible for multi-fund budgets ranging from $5 to $35 million.

Natalie joined Harmony Project in 2010. She is from Southern California and was introduced to the viola at a young age.

Paloma Ramos

Program Director

Paloma has formed a musical career in both performance and social justice. She began mentoring in public schools in 2006 and soon became Education Associate. In 2008, she joined the staff of Harmony Project.

Paloma has toured as a violinist with bands including Gnarls Barkley, has recorded with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and can be heard on several film soundtracks.

Maya Barrera

Development Associate

Jessica Catalan

Program Manager

Stephany Fernandez

Executive Assistant

Claudia Garcia

Program Manager

Caitlin Hughes

Scholarship & Alumni Manager

Julia Aguilar Jerez

Program Manager

Juan Luna-Ramírez

Program Manager

Paula Marques

Development Assistant

Margaret Martin

Founder

Mayra Moreno

Social Support Liaison

Scott O’Gara

Data Manager

David Perryman

Instrument Manager

Olivia Pittel

Program Manager

Rebecca Rivera

Program Manager

Cynthia Rodríguez

Program Manager

Ashley Ruiz

Program Assistant

Christine Tavolacci

Program Manager

Angie Uriu

Program Manager

Hugo Villanueva

Program Assistant

Clarence Walker

Site Coordinator


 

BOARD

Howard Banchik

Chair Emeritus

Karen Kay Platt

Vice Chair

Lisa K. Edwards

Secretary

Robert Forst

Director

Leon Gendelman

Director

Janet Jubas

Director

Todd Nathanson

Director

Tim Siegel

Director

Michael Skloff

Director

Susan Plutsky

Chair

Todd Brown

Treasurer

Eric Bacura

Director

Kenneth D. Freundlich

Director

David Herrera

Director

Jerome L. Levine

Director

Sandra Rosenbaum

Director

Tony Silbert

Director


HARMONY PROJECT OF AMERICA

A a result of the history of success of The Harmony Project in Los Angeles, many other cities have approached us about replicating our award-winning program. Harmony Project of America is an initiative to support groups across the nation in building Harmony Projects in their community. Visit the HPA website for more information.

About the Founder

Dr. Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project in 2001 with only 36 students as a means of building healthier communities through positive youth development and social inclusion. Margaret was a LA City College freshman at the age of thirty-three and went on to earn a doctorate in Public Health from UCLA. She has received many honors for her work including the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2011 from President Barack Obama for founding Harmony Project. Read more.


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