Our 15th Year!

Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Our students get free instruction and mentoring from some of the best artists in the country, performance opportunities at Austin’s seminal venues and events, and exposure to a wide range of music as both audience members and performers. These relationships and experiences help our students grow and mature through music, mentoring and community.


We currently partner with schools in three districts through three primary activities:

  • Music Mentor Program: Students are paired with professional musicians who provide mentoring and free music lessons in a variety of world music genres.
  • Student Performances: Our students regularly perform in some of the iconic music events and venues in the Austin community, including ACL Festival, SXSW, Pachanga Latin Music Festival, Stubb’s, Austin Music Hall and many others.
  • Master Classes and Workshops: Every year, we bring in Grammy-winning artists and world-renown experts for large-scale workshops and master classes. These offerings reach 1,000 or more students at a time and provide a unique opportunity to expand musical horizons while working with some of the best musicians in the world.

The benefits of our programs are profound, affecting many aspects of students’ lives, from overall academic success to self-discipline, self-esteem, and beyond, including becoming a pathway to college. Over the past five years, 100% of our senior students have graduated from high school, and more than 80% enrolled in college on scholarships. This compares starkly to the high schools our students attend–in which roughly 60% of seniors graduate.