Victoria's Dream Project | RI Philharmonic

Victoria's Dream Project - A program of the RI Philharmonic Music School, inspired by Victoria Alviti

Imagine a state where every child, regardless of race or income, has access to quality, instrumental music education and the active support of adults who believe in their potential for music making and success.

What is Victoria’s Dream Project?

Comprehensive String Program

Agnes Little Elementary, Pawtucket

  • 40 children in grades 3 & 4
  • 3 hours of group lessons each week
  • 10 children per class, 3 days per week
  • Instruments provided at no cost to schools and students

Band Prep Program

Agnes Little Elementary & Jenks Jr. High School, Pawtucket

  • 85 children in grades 5 & 6
  • Instrument specific group lessons and coaching
  • Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax and
  • Percussion
  • 30 Band instruments provided at no cost to schools and students

Strategic Goals

Enrich the lives of children regardless of race or economic standing, and effect real change on the cultural landscape of this Rhode Island community

Create diversity in the RI Philharmonic Youth Ensembles by developing a comprehensive instrumental feeder program in an ethnically diverse community

Provides a pathway for these children to be accepted at the JMW Arts High School in Pawtucket

Pilot Year Goals

  • Build a strong musical community engaging
  • children, parents and school department
  • Build a bridge to activities at the RI
  • Philharmonic Music School funded by RI Phil donors including:
  • 40% of participants join the Fall 2017 RI
  • Phil Youth Beginning String Ensemble
  • 18% of Band participants join Summer 2017
  • Jazz Rock & Blues Camp
  • 10 Students receive full scholarship for
  • private music study at the RI Phil Music School for Summer 2017 through 17/18 school year

Why these children?

  • 85% of children at Agnes Little receive free and reduced lunch due to low income status
  • 63% of children are culturally diverse
  • Pawtucket Schools are proven dedicated partners of RI Phil Music Education Programs
  • Proximity to RI Phil Music School will help ensure success
  • JMW Arts High School shares facility with Jenks Jr. High School and is next door to Agnes Little Elementary
  • Agnes Little is becoming a Community School and has the infrastructure to support children, families and the community (communityschools.org)
  • Impact of acceptance into JMW Arts High School will make a measurable difference in childrens' academic success

How you can support the dream?

Your support of Victoria’s Dream Project will enable 125 children to build a foundation of achievement through the support of adults who believe in them and nurture their aspirations.

Additionally, your support leverages a minimum of $35,000 of the RI Phil’s existing scholarship funding.

Benefits of Music Education

Prepare students to learn

  • Enhances fine motor skills
  • Prepares the brain for achievement
  • Fosters superior working memory
  • Cultivates better thinking skills

Facilitate academic achievement

  • Improves recall and retention of
  • verbal information
  • Advances math achievement
  • Boosts reading and English language arts
  • (ELA) skills
  • Improves average SAT scores

Develop creative capacities for lifelong success

  • Sharpens student attentiveness
  • Strengthens perseverance
  • Equips students to be creative
  • Supports better study habits and self-esteem

About Victoria Alviti

A vibrant, larger-than-life twenty-two-year-old, Victoria lived for music quite literally. Weeks before she passed away, she shared her vision to create a foundation committed to keeping music programs in schools. She wanted students to learn the value and beauty of music – and for teachers to have the tools to teach them. She felt that when creativity has the means to thrive, the world can be a more positive, more harmonious place. It was her belief that every student should have the opportunity to experience the positive benefits music can bring.

VICTORIA ALVITI FOUNDATION
victoriaalviti.org • 401.374.5778 • info@victoriaalviti.org

RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & MUSIC SCHOOL
667 WATERMAN AVENUE, EAST PROVIDENCE, 02914 • riphil.org • 401.248.7001