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After School Arts Program and String Project

After School Arts Program and String ProjectIn 2003, LA's BEST launched the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to provide high quality, innovative visual and performing arts education to benefit children for whom arts-learning experiences are scarce or nonexistent. ASAP is conducted through 10-week residencies led by professional artist/educators in accordance with California's Visual and Performing Arts Standards, and residencies are offered at nearly all LA's BEST sites.

In 2007, LA's BEST – in partnership with the Harmony Project and Education Through Music-LA – added the String Project to ASAP at several sites, offering second-through-fifth grade students proficient violin, viola, and cello instruction and classical music education for one hour, twice weekly. The String Project provides opportunities to learn the history of orchestral instruments, develop the ability to read and interpret music notation, and builds skills to play instruments individually as well as in concert with other students.

After School Arts Program and String Project participants have many opportunities to showcase their accomplishments to audiences comprised of their families, peers, teachers, and others from the broader Los Angeles community.

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