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Face The Music Youth Ensemble Concert

10015661_607044759379045_415608452_n UCMP students will share the stage with the Union City High School Jazz band and the nationally recognized Face the Music ensemble!

New Photos for March 2014

1743736_601011993315655_419166604_n Here are some pictures from our classes at Robert Waters School from March 2014.

Classes at Robert Waters

dsc_3968 Here we share our classes at our new site, Robert Waters Elementary School. Very proud of the children and what they have accomplished!

Paper Orchestra, Spring 2013

dsc_0834-280x121 Here are some pictures from our new Paper Orchestra. Students are getting ready for their end-of-year recital on June 19th!

UCMP’s 2013 Spring Showcase

Union City Music Projects’s 2013 Spring Showcase took place the evening of March 30th, 2013 in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City. The evening was filled with excitement as the UCMP’s young musicians gave their best performance ever.

UCMP’s Fall 2012 Photos, Part 2

dsc_9289 For the second part of this gallery, the UCMP kids are rehearsing the songs they will be singing in the upcoming concert in Carnegie Hall. The are practicing both songs, “Simple Gifts” and “Venezuela, along with their lessons on the xylophone. See part 1 of the gallery here. Also, see part 1 of the gallery read more

UCMP’s Fall 2012 Photos, Part 1

Union City Music Projects’s Fall 2012 classes started off with offering the children lessons with violins and xylophones. Take a look at the gallery of photos featuring our new instructors, Enildo Rasua, Everhard Paredes and Karin Cuellar. See part 2 of the gallery here. Also, see part 2 of the gallery here.

2012 Sponsorship Package

Corporate and Promotional Sponsorship Opportunity at the Union City Music Project’s Second Annual Fundraiser Event The UCMP is the most exciting new educational non-profit organization in this area and we invite you to be part of it by becoming our sponsor. In doing so, your company will have the great opportunity to align itself with read more

Summer 2012

                    This Summer Choose To Support Music For Social Change: Donate Now To The Union City Music Project! Greetings from the UCMP! Thank you so much for your continued support and for believing in the transformative power of music! On Monday, June 25th, the UCMP launched read more

Spring 2012

tn Greetings;  The UCMP Launches Today, March 19th!   We are truly excited to inform you that the UCMP officially launches today, March 19th, at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Early Childhood Education Center.   We will begin our program with a Paper Orchestra music immersion session that will last 12 weeks. Children will have classes Mondays read more

Fall 2011

newsletter_10_11 Fall Update on the Union City Music Project Greetings;  Greetings from the UCMP. Thank you so much for your interest in this wonderful program that seeks to change lives through music. Once selected to participate in the UCMP, your child will have a wide-range of opportunities: academic support, pathways into new passions, field trips, and read more

El Sistema in the New York Times: Venerated High Priest and Humble Servant of Music Education

DSC_6874 AS he slowly walked through the adoring and bubbling crowd of young people, the frail elderly man brushed a cheek, clasped an arm, bestowed a smile. He lingered affectionately with members of a choir composed of disabled youngsters. For anyone who observed Pope John Paul II in action amid third-world crowds during the later years read more

Winter 2011

newsletter_12_11 Happy Holiday Season! Greetings; Happy Holiday Season! The UCMP would like to wish you all the love and happiness this season can bring, and for it to follow you throughout the upcoming New Year. Thank you for your support! Click to see the pictures of UCMP’s First Benefit Event This has indeed been a very read more

Union City Music Project’s Official Video

ucmp_video Take a look at the official video of the Union city Music Project.

Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement

music_and_dance Here’s one of the many reasons why bringing the UCMP to our children is so important. Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) is a student-achievement program that uses music, dance, and visual arts to teach skills used in reading, writing, math, science, and other subjects. The curriculum, based on brain-development research, is designed to engage read more
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