The MusiCore After School program takes place at 2139 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125.
Rock to the Future’s after-school music program is for Philadelphia youth grades 6-12 and operates Monday-Friday from 3-6pm during the academic school year, September-June. The program is free for youth so long as they are committed to attending and participating regularly.
Get the full music experience in a judgement-free creative environment! Students get to learn their choice of instrument (bass, guitar, drums, piano), form bands with their peers, write and record original music, play cover songs, participate in a vocal ensemble, and perform live a minimum of twice during the program year. Homework help and tutoring is also offered along with weekly creative workshops and performances from local and national musical guests from a variety of genres.
In the after school program, students receive:
-weekly private music lesson on guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard
-weekly band practice with a qualified band coach and peers to write original music and learn cover songs
-weekly music theory or music business class
-weekly artist spotlight class with guest performances from local and national musicians
-(optional) weekly vocal ensemble
-daily homework help from qualified tutors
-Yearly winter performance and year end performance at professional venue like World Cafe Live
-Yearly opportunity to record original music at professional studios like Drexel University MAD Dragon records
-High school seniors receive college application and scholarship writing support
To qualify, you:
-Must be in grade 6-12 (entering 6th grade in the upcoming school year)
-Must reside in Philadelphia
-Must fit income requirements. We use 200% of the poverty level. We may request income verification. If you are above the level you may apply and we will request an additional essay indicating need.
-Must commit to attending Rock to the Future Monday – Friday (middle school students) or Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday OR Thursday (high school students) directly after school until 6pm
-Must have own transportation (walking, public transportation, parent provided) to get to and from Rock to the Future each day. Tokens can be provided if needed
-Must commit to improving grades and maintaining good grades
Apply through the link below. This is just the application. After your information is reviewed, we will contact you once a spot becomes available which could be immediately or could be as long as the following program year. Once enrolled, we required a $50 refundable deposit per family which is returned upon program completion.