PROJECT GRIT – Growth, Resilience, Instinct, Tenacity

Project GRIT is one of the most important parts of Gifted Music School. This full-scholarship division brings Gifted Music School instruction to the most at-risk children. Consistent musical training provides a pathway to success, and we believe it should be accessible to all. Working with the Salt Lake County Board of Education and the Salt Lake School District, we partnered with Mountain View Elementary to bring high-quality music instruction directly into their Title 1 school. 

  • All kindergarten students receive a structured one-hour music class once a week.  
  • Second-sixth grade students continue their studies in after-school music fundamentals and violin instruction courses.
  • Fifth through twelfth-grade students are granted scholarships to study privately in the Preparatory Division at Gifted Music School. 




    Project GRIT’s immediate objectives are to increase literacy and academic achievement overall, to improve self-worth, and develop social skills. Ultimately, our goal is 100% college acceptance for those who complete the entire program K-12. Now in its third year, the program is already showing statistically demonstrable results in lessened absenteeism, improved academic proficiency, and decreased behavioral problems among participants.