In light of the statewide stay-at-home directive by Governor Tom Wolf and the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, our office and programs will be closed until April 30th. Please check back for updates. For our POP families, please visit the resource section in our POP family portal for instructional videos made by our POP TA’s for your students to continue learning and practicing at home during this time.


POP’s Emerging Artist Collective (PEAC) is a program intended for students who have expressed the desire to refine their musical skills and explore a potential career in music.

In addition to daily after-school music instruction, PEAC students receive private lessons, individualized curricula, and expert advocacy to navigate the many barriers and opportunities the city has to offer. 

Students who are  nominated by a teaching artist, based on their commitment, innate ability, and citizenship at Play On Philly then audition for entrance to this special program. PEAC students receive weekly private lessons, participate in solo recitals and participate in external opportunities which provide essential learning opportunities for these students who may be interested in pursuing music as a career path. 

In previous years, students in the PEAC program have attended competitive national summer festivals including YOLA National Festival in Los Angeles and Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee, have joined elite youth orchestras such as Philadelphia Sinfonia, and have been accepted to secondary music programs at Temple University, among others. PEAC provides the Play On Philly student community with clear musical and citizenship role models.