Music

The JQS Music Program is run by one full-time music teacher, Ms. Bricenoin addition to various partnerships with non-profit organizations that serve students before- and after-school. All together, a diverse range of music education is offered to all JQS students.

Founded in 2011, Josiah Quincy School Orchestra Program (JQOP) is a creative youth development program that uses an intensive and unique ensemble-based music curriculum to help students develop the executive functions and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed at school and in life. In the 2017-18 school year, JQOP will serve over 180 students in grades K-5, divided into five orchestras and a choir. Inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan initiative that uses music education as a vehicle for social change, JQOP offers a diverse musical and social experience. Students attend the program every weekday for 1.5 hours before school, participating in orchestra and choir rehearsals, general music classes, and group lessons. Students also participate in community-building activities and performances across the city. Students in our advanced ensembles receive leadership and teacher training, and have the opportunity to mentor students in our beginner ensembles.