Welcome to TMP!
It’s what we’re all about. Our programs are customized to offer underprivileged and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience the magic of learning and expressing themselves thru music. TMP funded it’s own national studies with UT Austin along with other national studies to show the positive benefit music has in a Childs life. Our programs include live performance opportunities at world class venues, online studies, instrument donations with lessons, music therapy with hospitals and military kids of fallen soldiers.
Classroom to Stage
Starting musical knowledge at a young age is essential. We develop and produce various community events to help engage students. It’s through this that we provide them with an appropriate platform to learn. Through this live performances are earned, which is a major step for many students. Most of these youth would not have the means to enjoy these unique learning opportunities otherwise. We’re opening their eyes, ears and minds to the power of music.
Part of our goal at Texas Music Project is to provide music education for disadvantaged children looking for inspiration in their lives. Music is the perfect medium for these kids. Our program provides the necessary tools including instruments, features, seminars, hands-on training and live performance opportunities at world-class venues.
December 2012 and 2013 saw us produce a talent showcase at both the House of Blues and historic Majestic Theater in Downtown Dallas. These showcases benefited 1,800 children and families of fallen soldiers for our Snowball Express program. This specific music therapy program has been so influential that Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is doing the same.
We’re proud to be partnered with such a prestigious hospital such as Texas Children’s in Houston, Texas. With their help, we’ve provided Texas youngsters with instruments, live performance opportunities, and more. Children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses receive music lessons as well. Through Texas Music Project’s alliance with Guitar Center, we’ve invested thousands in various instruments for the hospital’s music facility. Music, Radio and Studio was funded by country star Garth Brooks and former Dallas Cowboys great Troy Aikman (Troy Aikman Foundation).
Here’s a statistic you probably were unaware of: 80% of students in Texas are categorized as economically disadvantaged. That’s a staggering percentage, and one that we at Texas Music Project take seriously.
Townview High School is nationally recognized for having an exceptional arts magnet music program. Their band, under the skillful direction of Dean Hill, has over 150 dedicated members who perform year-round. Consistently receiving top ratings in the district and University Scholastic League (UIL), Townview High School is a music behemoth. The band has performed at the Liberty Bowl Heritage Festival in Memphis, All-American Bowl in San Antonio, legendary Cotton Bowl in Dallas and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. It’s one of the many reasons why we’re proud to partner with them.