Chung Changing Lives, founded by New England Patriots player Patrick Chung and his wife Cecelia Chung, along with theBoston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) have announced they will host Summer Music Camp for Real Teens (SMART), for a second year. The six-week intensive camp allows a select group of 30 Greater Boston youth to learn from and work with professional musicians in building their music skills, all while developing lasting connections with others across geographic and cultural boundaries.
The program, taking place from July 7 through August 15, is free for all attendees. SMART is currently accepting applications, which should be turned in or postmarked no later than May 30.
“We’re excited to welcome music students from all levels and backgrounds to join us once again for SMART,” Patrick Chung said. “Both of my parents were music professionals – my mother a singer and my father a producer. Because they followed their passions, they were able to give me the opportunities I’ve had to succeed. I’m thrilled we can offer the same opportunity for music students to follow their passions.”
Chung Changing Lives will also host the Second Annual SMART Pep Rally on July 10 at Josiah Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to officially kick-off this year’s program.
To be eligible for the camp, music students should be between the ages of 12-15 and from the Greater Boston area. Spots are limited, and filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program. Selected applicants will be contacted in the first two weeks of June.