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As the 2013-2014 Project STEP academic year reaches an end, we want to share news of our students with you. 
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Lev, Isabel, and Valandrhah at their Senior Recital in early June.

Another Successful Year

As Project STEP's 2013-2014 academic year reaches an end, we want to share news of our students with you. Their passion, perseverance, and hours of practice have paid off as they work hard and succeed in getting the most from Project STEP’s training and support. We are in awe of them! We're proud to report that Project STEP’s cycle of academic success continues as this year’s three graduating seniors, who you see above, head off to college.

Valandrhah will attend Syracuse University, Isabel will attend Harvard University, and Lev will enroll in the Harvard/New England Conservatory dual degree program-- for which only 5 to 6 students are selected annually. We are thrilled for all of them, and are proud to maintain Project STEP’s stellar record of sending 100% of our graduates to college.

Thanks to generous support from the Janey Fund and to a gift from Winsor Music, students in our core program are attending summer camps such as BUTI, Sphinx Performance Academy, Apple Hill, Encore/CODA, Green Mountain, Point Counterpoint, and Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, and more. We can’t wait to hear what they learn this summer!
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Recent Highlights

Project STEP Parents’ Benefit / Spring Recital: The year culminated in a Sunday afternoon marathon of music with students from all the divisions performing, followed by a raffle and a scrumptious pot-luck dinner organized by our parents.
FOCUS Recital: Our FOCUS I program wrapped up at the end of May with a wonderful recital, and our FOCUS II program (Suzuki violin and cello) kicked off this month with 20 students in the program.
End of the Year Performances: Our students performed with A Far Cry (above, Lev plays quartets with the Criers in a pub in JP), Winsor Music, and Johnson String’s Carriage House Violins.
This year we began exploring how to get our donors more involved with the program, and launched a series of house parties for that purpose. We hope to have a few parties every year and eventually be able to have all of our donors get to know our students and their accomplishments. This year, four students performed and one spoke at each of two house parties. One party was hosted by Board of Directors member Graham Robinson (above, left, with Noah) and his wife Jeanne Yu at the Weston Golf Club, and the other was hosted by Board Advisor Jackie Jenkins-Scott (above, right, with Isabel) and her husband Jim Scott at The Wheelock College President’s House in Brookline. Thanks to our hosts and to all who attended! If you would like to be on the list to attend our house parties, or are interesting in hosting one in the future, please email info@projectstep.org.
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