Although the public school system in Trujillo makes it possible for all children to attend school, the quality of education and especially arts education is extremely limited. Although research has shown that extracurricular activities such as musical ensembles have a strong impact in preventing at-risk children from getting involved with crime and gangs at a young age, the lack of funding for public schools makes it nearly impossible for them to sustain a music program. As a result, a large portion of the population has little to no contact with classical music, and few have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.
Music program volunteers will have the opportunity to work together with staff of the Youth Orchestra of Trujillo to put on music workshops with children and young people from all economic backgrounds in the city. We are especially in need of volunteers who are studying music and are specializing in violin, viola, cello or flute. If you are interested in working with music students but are not specializing in music, please contact us to discuss how you might be able to best serve the community.