About PCMP

Mission Statement

The Pinecrest City Music Project aims to provide students with the musical knowledge to thrive in their music education journey through group-based instruction and hands-on learning initiatives while instilling the core values of the musical arts and its positive influences on local communities.

Curriculum statement

The Pinecrest City Music Project follows the music education curriculum of the State of Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and the Miami-Dade County Public School District (M-DCPS) in Elementary (Beginning classes) and Secondary (advanced and Middle School classes) Instrumental & Non-Instrumental Music Education. It is expected and required of the Conductor, Assistant Conductor, and all Artistic Staff to complete a class syllabus/schedule prior to the first rehearsal, and Lesson Plans before and after each rehearsal. Lesson Plans are to be signed by the Chief Curriculum Officer and Musical Director no later than 48 hours prior to rehearsal. Lesson plans should coincide with at least five (5) of the Standards listed and be an accurate representation of the rehearsal. Sectionals should be incorporated in Lesson Plans for at least 3-4 times in a Grading Period. Written lesson plans are not required for field trips and/or inter-school activities. Completed lesson plans are forwarded to the Dadeschools South Region School Board Office, per the district’s request. Instructors of all musical disciplines are required to hold a certification as a registered Tutor in the Musical Arts and Level II Volunteer Status from Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Community Engagement. Conductors, Assistant Conductors, and Artistic staff must complete professional development twice per academic year in their pedagogical discipline, classroom management, and ADA Access Training. Professional Development is sponsored and organized by the Chief Curriculum Officer and Musical Director.

Vision Statement

Our Organization motto, "Soli Tutti" exemplifies our main goal: educating over 500 Miami public school students in a chamber instructional format, "Soli", then combining our eight programs in a symphony orchestra setting, "Tutti".

Who we are

Pinecrest City Music Project, Inc. (PCMP) is a licensed charity organization that operates, funds, and instructs the musical arts programs in South Dade public schools. With 502 students and 31 staff, PCMP is the only minor-run community vendor to the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Since its inception in 2016, the organization has been endorsed by Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade School Board, and Pinecrest municipal government. With eight weekly classes including an innovative all-girls STEM-music Coding program sponsored by GeorgiaTech, the charity has raised over $290,000 in government grants and monetary/in-kind donations, and is organizing the first-ever South Dade Schools Arts Fest in honor of Arts In Our Schools Month. In reaffirming our mission of inclusivity, our ‘Tutti=All’ scholarship fund ensures free tuition for our programming and instrument scholarships.

PCMP is currently in development of Miami's first arts education-centered Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic plan conducted through four primary tenets (gender empowerment, financial inequity, lead-by-example, and youth arts advocacy) for FY2022 budgeted at $30,000.