Mission and Vision

The Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) is a collaborative musical and educational project in which the violinist Midori works with youth orchestras to provide meaningful experiences for the next generation of musicians and music lovers. Each residency is multi-faceted, consisting of workshops, masterclasses, rehearsals, coaching, and advocacy for music education, specific to the expressed needs and vision of each selected organization. 

An ORP residency lasts four or five days, culminating in a public concert performed by each youth orchestra and Midori. In that time, Midori promotes musical learning, cooperation, and inspiration, strengthening the foundation of youth orchestras as a vital cultural institution within their community, while supporting equitable access to music education.