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Temple Contemporary

4/18/2016 |

Through “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra,” Temple Contemporary seeks to answer the question “How can we get more music back into the schools?” in a creative, sustainable way. In support of and in  partnership with The School District of Philadelphia (District), this project will teach music teachers in the District how to repair some of the District’s 1,500 broken musical instruments, returning them to the classroom and the hands of children.  How-to videos will be created and music repair kits will be provided to all District schools with music programs.  Opportunities will also be provided for the public to learn more about the District’s music programs and instrument repair.  The program has the potential to spark a chain reaction in other cities facing financial challenges in providing music education by creating a low-cost, replicable, school-centered and sustainable model.

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