The BPCO's education and In-Reach activities are unique because they offer audiences unparalleled access to the orchestra through hands-on activities, open rehearsals, and opportunities to work directly with the musicians and conductor.


iConduct! is a fun In-Reach activity that anyone between the age of 3 and 93 can enjoy. iConduct! offers kids and adults the opportun ity to stand up in front of members of our orchestra and experience the power and excitement of making music just like the conductor!  

iConduct! is portable, flexible, easy and exciting and we offer it for classroom activities, school assemblies and as special group activities at community centers.

Orchestrating Leadership

Orchestrating Leadership (OL)  is a one-of-a- kind music and leadership-training program developed by  Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Founder and Artistic Director, Jeri Lynne Johnson as an after school workshop for middle- and high-school students to master “executive functioning” skills (such as impulse and emotional control, flexible thinking, self-monitoring and using working memory, planning and prioritizing).   This unique long-term residency program is offered in a safe environment during the critical after-school hours when many youth are at risk.  Since 2009, the program has worked with hundreds of young people ranging in age from elementary school to high-school and grown to be a successful and established core educational program offered at a number of public schools, community and youth service organizations across Philadelphia.

"Orchestrating Leadership" has specifically been designated as an "innovative  educational program" by the State of Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. For information on EITC and how your company can benefit from supporting this program, click  here  .


Maestra Johnson has transformed Orchestrating Leadership into a powerful resource for developing leadership for adults. Using the conductor’s podium as a heuristic device, Maestro Jeri Lynne Johnson and Black Pearl take a distinctive approach to helping executives and employees develop a more authoritative, versatile, creative, authentic and holistic approach to leadership.

Orchestrating Leadership is also an engaging platform for facilitating the creative process in your organization to unearth and demonstrate new strategies to address a wide range of technical, operational and cultural challenges faced by organizations.

Click here for more information on how to bring this program to your business or organizations.

  Open Rehearsal Series

Unlike a performance that is polished where you see the results of our hard work, open rehearsals offer a glimpse into how musicians think, how a conductor communicates her vision, and how a team of talented people with individual ideas come together to accomplish a unified goal. The PNC Open Rehearsal Series opens the door to working professional BPCO rehearsals to Philadelphia students and invites them on stage with Maestro Jeri Lynne Johnson to have a "mini-lesson" in conducting live musicians.

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