The Brass of Peace Scholarship Program (BOP), a tuition-free program for talented high school students is an intensive training program which prepares its members for greater success in the very competitive field of music. For a period of 36 weeks during the school year, the Brass of Peace Scholars, a group of 13-15 gifted children, are given two-hour weekly coaching sessions with National Symphony Orchestra hornist, Sylvia Alimena. There are no fees or tuition of any kind. The ultimate goal is to build individual and ensemble skills as well as help them build confidence in performing and public speaking.”
There are no fees or tuition of any kind. The ultimate goal is to build individual and ensemble skills as well as help them build confidence in performing and public speaking.
The Brass of Peace Program is recognized throughout the country as a training ground for tomorrow’s fine musicians and is a factor in helping young musicians enter the college or university of their choice. Most recent graduates of Brass of Peace are attending The Curtis Institute of Music, MIT, Indiana University, Boston University, New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School among others. Many graduates of Brass of Peace have gone on to become employed in the nation’s symphony orchestras and orchestras throughout the world.