Boston BEAM

Our Mission:

Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music

Creating a region‐wide collective for supporting and sustaining musical excellence among young musicians of underrepresented populations who aspire to careers in the classical music professions.


Who is eligible?

BEAM is open by audition to students in 6th to 12th grade in Fall 2019, who reside in the Greater Boston Area and identify as belonging to demographic groups historically underrepresented in classical music professions. Students must play violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp or percussion to be eligible to participate in BEAM.

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The Program

Once admitted to BEAM, students are assigned to a host organization and can complete their core program activities (such as private lessons and orchestra) at any of the BEAM organizations. All Beam students receive key mentorship from the BEAM Program Manager as well as designated Student Advocates at each partner organization. Each student will receive an individualized performance learning plan designated to help them on their path toward musical achievement.

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Apply and Audition

The online application will be available starting April 19- check back here soon. Click on the link below to receive more information. Applications are due by May 17, 2019

Upcoming Events

Join for the BEAM Launch Event to celebrate this new initiative and learn more. May 10 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: NEC in the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Community Partners

Boston BEAM welcomes all Boston Organizations to join in supporting the next generation’s musicians. Contact Marshall Hughes to learn more about you can be involved in Boston BEAM.