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Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth

Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) Artists’ Initiative supports 5th-12th graders from communities that are underrepresented on the symphony orchestra stage and those who encounter hardships to realize their musical potential and ultimately pursue their dream of becoming professional classical musicians.


The PMAY Artists’ Initiative offers financial support to make lessons, music classes, youth orchestra participation, and summer music camps affordable. Students attend free college and career preparation workshops, and PMAY teachers and staff work with each family to make sure each musician has a strong plan to be accepted into a music conservatory, college or university music school majoring in music.


The PMAY Artists’ Initiative’s long-term goal is to increase diversity in America’s professional musical landscape, particularly in its orchestras, promoting equity, vibrancy, and sustainability within those organizations and the extraordinary art form they celebrate. The PMAY Artists’ Initiative aims to eventually change the face of classical music.

Musicopia is proud to collaborate with this group of amazing organizations and individuals.


The following organizations participate in PMAY:

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