Barrels to Beethoven connects audiences through music, culture, and history. Our steelpan education programs are designed to provide youth and adults with a well-rounded music education experience in a joyful and affirming atmosphere. In 2020 we discovered creative and innovative ways to continue our mission of providing impactful arts education, teaching accurate historical and cultural … More Share the joy! Support a legacy.
The SCALE Fellowship officially launched on February 18th with an unbelievable kick-off event. The eight 2021 SCALE Fellows along with their selected guests (family, supporters, and friends) were treated to video introductions of each fellow. Each video showcased both the talent and unique attributes of the musician. SCALE Fellows; INEZ, D’Shay, Sierra Sellers, Diarra Imani, … More SCALE Kicks-off with an Unforgettable Launch Event
Today celebrates St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians—the reason that I chose this day 6 years ago to launch the exhibit, Barrels to Beethoven: Celebrating 30 Years of Pan in Pittsburgh, an exhibition recognizing and celebrating my father, Phil Solomon a renown steelpan builder and tuner, teacher, and musician. I didn’t imagine that 6 years … More Our Founder Celebrates 6 Years of Preserving Pan
Today celebrates St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians—the reason Leigh Solomon Pugliano chose this day 5 years ago to launch a Barrels to Beethoven exhibition to celebrate her father, Phil Solomon a renown steelpan builder, tuner, and player. She didn’t imagine that 5 years later it would be an organization making an impact throughout … More Barrels to Beethoven Celebrates 5 Years!
Contribute to our youth programming at our summertime steelpan fundraiser. There can’t be a better way to both contribute to our local youth and spend a Saturday night with family, friends, or your inner creative self! Let’s Play Pan 21+ is a nightlong summer workshop for adults to learn the basics of steelpan in a … More Play, Eat, Drink and Do Good at Let’s Play Pan 21+!
Steelpan history, playing and performance at a unique, engaging summer camp! Children ages 8 and up are invited to join us for an engaging, unique and empowering musical experience! Kids will learn the history of and how to play the steelpan, an Afro-Caribbean instrument. Camp will be hosted by Barrels to Beethoven at St. Edmund’s … More August Kids Pan Camp!
Join the Barrels to Beethoven team in our mission to preserve the steelpan! Barrels to Beethoven seeks an Assistant Director, Performance + Education. This position will support our existing education programs, develop the youth orchestra program, and support the organization’s growth as we develop new steelpan education programs designed around historic preservation, culture, and steelpan … More Open Positions