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Boyer: Building Better Communities

The Boyer College is making a difference in the community through music and dance with these programs and initiatives:

Temple Music Prep's Community Music Scholars Program (CMSP) is an initiative of the Music Preparatory Division of the Boyer College of Music and Dance that provides a comprehensive program of jazz and classical music instruction and performance opportunities for school-aged Philadelphia children who have limited financial means.

Three late-teens jazz musicians: bass, trumpet and saxophone Teacher with young violin student
Jazz combo performing for Temple Faculty. Boyer graduate giving an individual lesson to CMSP student.


Philadelphia String Project (PSP), a component of CMSP, provides affordable group instruction for young children in the Philadelphia area who are interested in playing a string instrument.

Teacher with 3 young violin students Four girls playing violin on stage wearing frilly dresses
Group string class at PSP. PSP students perform in the CMSP winter concert.


Arts & Quality of Life Research Center

woman playing guitar
Music Therapy student plays for a patient.

Music Therapy Club: students volunteer to work with seniors and special needs communities

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity sponsors an instrument drive to benefit students at Temple's public partnership schools. If you have an old instrument, and would like to donate it, contact David Brown (

200+ free public concerts each year

Free annual holiday program at Temple Performing Arts Center

Subsidized tickets to Kimmel Center and Lincoln Center concerts

Free transportation to Lincoln Center concert for students and families

Essentially Ellington High School jazz competition. Held annually at Temple and hosted by Boyer's Department of Jazz Studies

NAfME-sponsored arts camp

Annual High School Choral Festival

Student exchange program with Hanoi and Amsterdam Conservatories

Student volunteer, dedicating their time to numerous causes, from Katrina rescue efforts to Susan. G. Komen Race for the Cure