HAPCO’s arts and music programs help youth use their artistic and musical talents as a vehicle to fund education or as a profession. Camps, clinics, master classes and private instruction are taught by industry and community professionals the students can relate to, identify with and learn from. The programs encourage artistic expression, technique and public performance.
HAPCO’s arts and music programs connect young people with professionals who they can relate to, identify with and learn from. The majority of our instructors have overcome economic and social challenges to forge a path of success for their lives...
In all-day free clinics, student musicians learn from professionals. The clinics typically include group and break-out sessions, focusing upon technique and form. They will also gain insights into educational resources available through music programs as well as guidance for pursuing professional musical careers.
Learn from the best professionals in the industry at HAPCO’s Summer Jazz Camp! Improve your performance skills in full ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, combo workshops, as well as theory, jazz history and improvisation training...
We promote local talent through HAPCO LIVE, connecting program alumni and partners with community venues and civic events for public performance. Our musicians entertain audiences with jazz, gospel, rock and country music...
Join Jeff Rupert for three days of jazz jams, improv and education at our Summer Jazz Clinic. You’ll learn how to play improv better and develop an awareness of pertinent recordings and improvisational concepts in jazz.
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Private Music Lessons
Dallas, Texas metro area
Richmond Punch, violinist, Juilliard and Yale Graduate
HAPCO will provide free private music lessons to students who cannot afford lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.
HAPCO’s photography clinics and classes educate students on camera and lens operation, memory cards, file formats, exposure, white balance, composition, lighting, image editing software and output.
HAPCO’s Culinary Arts STEM program applies science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the world of cuisine in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Students learn about nutrition, measurements, ratios and food preparation...
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Throughout the year, HAPCO hosts fundraising Paint Parties for adults, which are evenings of painting, friendship and fun. No art experience is required – a professional artist instructs participants on inspiration, execution and expression. Ticket price includes all art supplies, hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, door prizes and so much fun. Cash bar available.
Boys + Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
Mildred Dixon Activity Center
303 S. West Crown Point Road | Winter Garden, FL 34787
HAPCO is developing arts and music programs, including photography, digital arts, drum line, vocals, music sound production, band clinics, culinary arts, painting and robotics.
HAPCO is developing weekly vocal classes for senior citizens, providing an educational and fun social program for seniors in West Orange County.
Oakland Art & Heritage Center
HAPCO will coordinate art exhibits and live weekly music at this facility when built in 2020. Local artists and musicians will be featured. It will serve as a community event location in Oakland, Florida.
Lake Weston Elem.
HAPCO is developing an educational percussion ensemble and drum line program for students at this Orlando elementary school to emphasize teamwork, personal skill development and an interest in musical genres.
Oakland Charter School
HAPCO will develop and execute a music program for students that will emphasize personal skill development and music education.
Jazz in the Center
The Town of Oakland hosts this free community event on the fourth Friday of each month. Local musicians are featured. Bring your own favorite beverages and munchies, and enjoy great jazz music.
HAPCO is raising funds for a 16-25 seat passenger van to transport youth to arts and music programs. The lack of transportation is a major obstacle for many young people in our community to participate in arts and music education programs.
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HAPCO connects student musicians with donated musical instruments. We refurbish unwanted or damaged instruments. We provide instruments to individuals who cannot afford their own instrument as well as place unwanted instruments such as pianos and organs in local community centers and churches. We also need instruments for our programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida.
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One-Stop Rhythm Shop
“One Stop Rhythm Shop” is a clinic designed to give educators and students an aural, visual and interactive experience. Over the course of the session: directors and students will learn ways to interpret a drum chart, set-up common ensemble swing rhythms, as well as learn tips relevant to all rhythm section players for playing swing, funk, ballads, cha-cha, salsa, bossa nova and samba styles with more authenticity.
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HAPCO builds programs throughout Central Florida via partnerships with educators and civic organizations. We develop programs based upon each group’s particular needs and interests, and match each program with professional musicians and artists who possess the educational skill set to deliver relevant and engaging content.
Contact us if you would like to develop an arts or music program at your school or organization or if you have a special need, such as a piano at a community center.
Contact us if you are a professional artist or musician who would like to be involved in mentoring and educating young people in your field of expertise.
Your financial support helps us grow our programing to help young people improve their abilities and talents, giving them a means to continue their education.