More than Music: A Look at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Part 2 - 4:44
with Betty Perry, Founder at Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
Posted Sep 18, 2017 Expires Sep 30, 2019
More from Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Founder Betty Perry. Perry describes how the program is put in place to foster a child's development through their entire developmental stage. The program does not force kids to become professional musicians, although that has been a happy by-product in several examples but rather fosters a child's drive and motivation to be the best they can be in school and life. Don't miss Part I of this series, found here More than Music: A Look at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (Part I) Watch the conclusion of this series here More than Music: A Look at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (Part III) Interview recoreded on August 23, 2017. Hosted by Taylor Bennett. Part 2 of 3. Read a partial transcript of the interview here: Bennett: What I really like about this program is the longevity. Tell me more about that. Perry: The thought behind that is that anybody can have an exposure to music. What we found was that we wanted to keep the children in an environment that was extremely positive; based on the developmental needs of youth. We thought if we let a child come in for a year, that wasn't really going to impact his life, but if he were able to come into a program with long-term goals then he'd have a better chance at graduating high school and going onto college. Bennett: You said the drop out rate is very low, if at all. Perry: We have a waiting list. We stress that when you come into the program it's not about exposure.
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