Generation Music educates underrepresented youth in classical music with a series of interactive workshops and lessons which is completely taught by young people from their musical knowledge.
Through our interactive workshops and lessons, students no matter their background, will have access to music education.
Generation Music was originally a project created for Philadelphia nonprofit, Project 440's after school program, Doing Good. Doing Good teaches musician entrepreneurship, making the second half of the program interactive to start your own community engagement project. Chloe and Claire joined the Doing Good program in November of 2017 which was the program's inaugural year. After noticing that the School District of Philadelphia still did not have music programs in all of its schools, Chloe and Claire decided to create a program that provides music education to elementary school students to encourage and diversify professional ensembles and orchestras in the future. In June of 2018, Chloe and Claire successfully completed their project idea by visiting their first school, Arts and Sciences Middle School in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Excited by the amazing results and feedback from both the students and teachers that day, Chloe and Claire knew that they wanted to continue their organization beyond Project 440. In August of 2018, Generation Music became a nonprofit. Since then, Generation Music has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia, Settlement Music School, Project 440, and the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth and has continued visiting more schools in Philadelphia.