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"If successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway" - MotherTeresa

Our music instructors and personnel of ACOP are all subjected to background checks from the Police Department and the F.B.I.  and all come from diverse backgrounds.  Majority of our instructors are of Latin/ Hispanic origin and are bilingual in Spanish and English. This is true as well for our Haitian Afro-Caribbean Orchestras where our instructors are of Haitian origin and are bilingual in Creole and English, meeting the unique cultural and linguistic needs of our children. With a large demographic of Latin-American and Haitian children in the South Florida area, our Orchestras are a popular and educational program that teach children the roots of their culture.

Chorus classes allow youth to learn the basics of voice development and breathing techniques, as well as lyrics and songs.

After several months of instruction and practice, at the end of our program, the children will showcase their talents as their families and friends will be invited to a grand end-of-year performance also the students will perform in public concerts throughout Miami-Dade County.

ACOP believes that by promoting music culture, we are creating a variety of ethnically enriched communities that includes and embraces all the people of Miami-Dade County. 

Results from our evaluations have been tremendously positive. The evaluations illustrate the children’s improvement in critical thinking, self-discipline and self-esteem skills, as well as positive changes in attitudes, behavior patterns, and teamwork abilities. Data is evaluated by trained staff through File maker ACOP software and the Children’s Trust Data Tracker & SAMIS.

Monitoring is an on-going activity during the life of the project. It is through monitoring that the project is able to determine what progress has been made in relation to the work plan. Monitoring helps in ascertaining whether the project is on track and to determine whether the project needs to make any changes in its strategies or activities so that it can be as successful as possible.

ACOP involves family members, and the neighboring communties, regardless of social and economic barriers to participate in the magic of music.

The program strengthens children’s ability to work in teams (group performance such as orchestra and chorus – at which small and large groups of children participate in ensemble performances

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