Project Description

OYO Bridge Lesson Scholarship

The Oakland Youth Orchestra (OYO) Bridge Lesson Scholarship program was a feeder program that allowed gifted OUSD middle school music students from low-income families to receive private music lessons, thus improving their chances of being accepted into the Oakland Youth Orchestra This program improved students’ skills as well as their entire school music and band program. OFFTA (AOK) funds provided the scholarships at this particular school. The music students who benefited from this program would not otherwise have been able to afford private lessons.