We've entered the VR world!

Harmony Project was one of nine organizations selected by Facebook to join their VR for Good initiative. Back in August, we went to the Oculus headquarters for a boot camp and were paired with an amazing filmmaker, Elliot Dilman. Since then, we've captured our students and programs in 360º with our partner Reel FX. Our VR film "In Harmony" was showcased at the Oculus House during Sundance Film Festival, and it will also be showcased at SXSW Film & Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
We’re very excited!

Check Oculus' page for more info on In Harmony and all the project details: www.oculus.com/vr-for-good/programs/in-harmony/



In the Year 2050 in Los Angeles...

In the year 2050, we think South LA will be a thriving community of creative artists and professionals.

Today, South LA houses some of the lowest performing schools in Los Angeles and lacks enough arts teachers to fulfill graduation requirements. However, South LA is also home to four Harmony Project program sites and over 600 eager children who create beautiful music together.

With $100,000 from LA2050, we will expand our music programs across South LA, fostering creative growth and academic and professional achievement among generations of underserved children.

Vote for Harmony Project's vision of a more creative South LA TODAY:https://challenge.la2050.org/…/give-music-change-lives-the-…

#LA2050



Introducing Student Intern Sandra Morales & Her Summer Project

Hi! 

My name is Sandra Morales and I’m a rising junior who goes to Fairfax High School. I’m also a musician and have been playing the trumpet since I was in 3rd grade. 

I was an intern at Harmony Project this summer and had the opportunity to work on a special project. I interviewed two staff members in order to get to know them more and to see how they feel about Harmony Project. 

Both interviews were different. I got to know more about the different jobs and responsibilities of the organization’s employees. It was a fun experience and I had a great time getting to know them.

I also practiced my photography skills and took pictures of some the staff members. I had a great time taking pictures because it reminded me of how I took pictures in photography class at my school. I made about nine prints in the darkroom and I had a blast! I didn’t know it involved chemicals. It was a learning experience and some pictures came out better than others. I hope to keep practicing doing more print and digital photography in the near future.

Helping out in the Harmony Project office and doing this summer project was a new and great experience for me. I had a great time and hope to do it again sometime in the future! 

Sandra Morales
Trumpet Player
Class of 2018

*Stay Tuned for Sandra's interviews!

Harmony Project staff Photos by Sandra Morales

Harmony Project staff

Photos by Sandra Morales



Free Summer Concerts in LA

Happy Summer Harmony Project Friends! We love free music, and want to make sure you know about these fun free concerts happening around Los Angeles. Many of the specific concerts chosen are part of a series of free concerts like Grand Performances and the LACMA concerts. Check out the links for more info!

JULY


AUGUST

  • Aug. 3rd- Sept. 4th: Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival presents The Tempest at the Old Zoo every Wednesday- Sunday at 7pm.  
  • Friday August 19th: Grand Performances presents The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live at 8pm at the California Plaza. http://www.grandperformances.org
  • Saturday, August 20th: Levitt Pavillion presents Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano & Mariachis at MacArthur Park at 8pm. http://levittla.org/ 

SEPTEMBER



Harmony Project Social Support Liasion Mayra Moreno receives SHEROES Award

Mayra Moreno works to support the social needs of families and students that fall outside of our music programming — through referral services, parent workshops, community counseling, translations, mediation and assistance with accessing available resources in the community.

Last Sunday, she received the SHEROES Award from Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr, which honors women making a positive change in their communities. We're lucky to have her. Congrats Mayra, and well deserved!



We're off to college! Celebrate with us on May 22

Whew! We've Had A Busy Month!  ...and we're not done yet!

On May 1st, we held our Annual Luncheon and it was a rallying success. We surpassed our fundraising goal, which means we'll be able to operate at full capacity for the coming year, serving thousands of students across Los Angeles. We couldn't have done it without the help of hundreds of supporters like you. Thank you.

We hope you'll join us at our Senior Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 22, where we'll give a warm Harmony Project send-off our graduating Senior Class. 97% of our seniors were accepted into college in 2016, and we couldn't be more proud of them. Most of our students will be the first in their family to go to college, and in a few short months they'll be studying at Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown, UCLA, USC, and Berklee College of Music. Not a bad list if you ask us!

 
Harmony Project Senior Graduation Ceremony & Reception
4PM Sunday, May 22, 2016
Musicians Union Auditorium
817 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038