Beyond the Grade

Welcome to Beyond the Grade

Beyond the Grade, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our vision is to provide music educational opportunities to at risk students, providing students valuable opportunities to learn from local music professionals.

EXPANDminds - FORGEfriendships - BUILDconfidence


Benefits of Music

Every day we experience how music education allows children to express themselves creatively, reduces stress, and helps improve their self-esteem and confidence.

But have you heard that music education also:

  • improves language ability and attention span
  • increases brain function and treats neurological conditions
  • instills empathy

Need some stats?

  • Schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.
  • Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate.

Past Camps & Activities

Beats Full Day Camp (at Gantry Academy)

7 - 11 yrs | Sessions None - None


One-week summer camp for making electronic music!

EDM, R&B and Hip-Hop, and many genres use beat programming software to produce music. This software is a new musical instrument – whose musicians must be able to manipulate the program, have a solid understanding of music theory, math skills, and have opportunities ...


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