Tune Up Philly

Paul Smith, Director

Tune Up Philly offers a differentiated musical curriculum that was created to meet the specific needs of students living in challenging social and economic conditions, with a focus on effecting meaningful community change. The program offers children in underserved communities an opportunity to learn and perform orchestral music and make a true difference within their communities, both through the use of music and through a purposeful connection with others.

Tune Up Philly offers:

  • A differentiated musical curriculum created to meet the specific needs of individual students living in challenging social and economic conditions.
  • The opportunity to work under Director Paul Smith, who has worked tirelessly since 2011 to develop TUP into the successful program that it is today.
  • A focus on true community change, with instruction offered within the most underserved communities/demographics of any Philadelphia area programming.
  • Opportunities for students to perform in locations both within students’ neighborhoods and elsewhere in high-profile Philadelphia venues.
  • Opportunities for students to truly connect across neighborhoods and communities through a large-scale orchestra.
  • Opportunities for students to be impactful on their surrounding community while gaining skills that will assist them in a lifetime of employment outside of performance.
  • A partnership with community members (e.g., Food Trust collaboration) whose presence has positively impacted local business.
  • A forum for connecting advancing students with additional learning and performance opportunities throughout Philadelphia.
  • One-on-one assistance for families enrolling in peer music organizations. Develops skills to succeed in the competitive high-school-application process.

2014 – 2015 Season Repertoire

Anonymous
Anonymous
J.S. Bach
Balmages
Beethoven
Corelli
Dvořák
Gamble & Huff
Schubert
J.S. Smith
Survivor
Suzuki
Suzuki
Suzuki
Suzuki
Suzuki
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Traditional
Vegas
Ward
Weber
Withers
Withers

French Folk Song
Romance
Musette
Tribal Dance
Trio
Gavotte
New World Theme for Orchestra
Love Train
Heidenroslein
Star Spangled Banner
Eye of the Tiger
Allegro for Orchestra
Allegro in D
Long, Long, Ago
May Song
Rigadoon
Amazing Grace
Can-Can
Danny Boy
De Colores
Frère Jacques
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Tango
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
When the Saints Go Marching
Come and Get Your Love
America, the Beautiful
Aeolian Rock
Ain’t No Sunshine
Just the Two of Us

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