Project 440

As an advocate for music education, Joseph Conyers is both the founder and the executive director of Project 440 - an organization that helps young people use their interest in music to forge new pathways and change their communities.

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All City Philadelphia Music Program

For over five years, Joseph Conyers has acted as the director of the All City Orchestra, a collection of the best young musicians from the School District of Philadelphia. Through this program, schools across Philadelphia are represented as students come together for the opportunity to perform together and learn from an incredibly talented team of teachers, coaches, and conductors. As a collaboration between the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Mann Center, The School District of Philadelphia, and Projecte 440, The All City Orchestra Summer Academy will be occurring virtually this summer.

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Philadelphia Orchestra

Joseph H. Conyers was appointed assistant principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010 and has been acting associate principal since 2017. As an active member of a world renown orchestra, he performs to the highest standards while creating socially conscious programs between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the community around him.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)

Joseph Conyers will serve as Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence for University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists instrumental programs. Through these roles he will serve as a mentor to incoming students and help develop the curriculum for the upcoming summer program. As an attendee of the Young Artists Orchestra in 1998, and a Visiting Artist in 2018, Conyers has first hand experiences with the power this program has to change a young artist’s life.

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Discover Double bass

Driven by his dedication to education, Joseph Conyers has partnered with Discover Double Bass an online course for those interested in expanding their orchestral chops. The collaboration includes free videos and interviews with tips on how to prepare for an audition and more!

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