Latin Music Project

The Latin Music Project School Program consists of two community initiatives; one which is held at our Latin Music Project Center; the other works in partnership with neighboring Chicago Public Schools.   Our after school classes engage students in learning  how to play the Cuatro which is a midsized guitar prominent in Latin music, classic guitar, and violin.  Participants also learn how to read music, play traditional Latin American songs, and perform in group settings.  Classes are held at our Latin Music Project Center and at selected school sites.  Student participants ages rang between 4-18 years old.   Our music programs are arranged for children and youth only.

Additionally, PRAA has recently begun a new program entitled Little Genius.   Little Genius classes have been added to the program for students aged 4-7.  These classes are hands-on and provides  children the opportunity to learn basic music skills while having fun playing percussion instruments, singing, learning to read music and dancing.   

Benefits of having your child enrolled in our  Latin Music Project includes:  classes conducted by conservatory trained instructors, opportunity to access master classes provided by visiting world renowed musicians, access to youth mentoring program, instructional financial assistance via scholarships for qualifying students, developing social skills, connecting with other youth and children that have similar interests.

 

How to Enroll

Fill out the registration form below and return to: music@praachicago.org

LMP 18-19 Enrollment Form/English

LMP 18-19  Enrollment Form/Spanish

To inquire about classes or enroll, contact:
music@praachicago.org or
(773) 342-8865 x 111

Latin Music Project Scholarship Program

The Latin Music Project Ensemble is an advanced student ensemble that participates in our yearly National Cuatro Festival held at the Harris Theatre.  Students must audition to join the Ensemble, which offers them additional experience performing at community events.

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is pleased to be able to offer tuition assistant to make our programming more accessible to families.
If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, please contact: zabdiel@praachicago.org or call 773-342-8865 x 111.

Latin Music Project Youth Ensemble

Students may audition to join our Latin Music Ensemble, including: cuatro, guitar, violin, vocal, percussion, and more.  Advanced student ensemble participates in our yearly annual National Cuatro Festival at Harris Theatre. This year the event will be held Saturday, November 3rd.  In the past, some of our students have reached the highest level of orchestras and choir in their respective schools and/or have been honored with awards from the city of Chicago like a “Rising Star”.  The music  we teach and perform is mostly a vast repertoire of Latin American including music from countries such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Argentina and other places. We also offer our Latin Music Project classes at selected Chicago Public Schools and impact over 1,000 students in Chicago every year.

The group meets year-round (once per week) for practice and performs at events throughout Chicagoland. To schedule an audition to join the ensemble, email jose@praachicago.org or call 773-342-8865 x 111.

Program Partners

We are very proud to announce that El Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (The Puerto Rican Conservatory of Music, San Juan), University of Illinois at Chicago and PRAA have established a formal partnership to offer special opportunities and education to students from Chicago and Puerto Rico. Special thanks to our partners for believing in our work!