This is one of the songs from Tony’s original choral collections for youth featuring his Baltimore School of Arts middle-school Saturday choral program (2005-2007). In 2020 his Small World Edutainment and Publishing will release an original collection of year round music, Solfege pedagogy and books for K-2, 3-5, Middle School and High School educators.


“I created the Tween/Teen Arts Program (TAP) as a conservatory style safe-haven for underserved youth to provide them with the same world class training opportunities I provided for my own daughter – who is a Juilliard graduate.”

Since being hired by the Illinois Arts Council in 1986 to serve as Fine Arts Director for a summer Boys Club camp, Tony has curated and managed world class visual and performance arts programs in 8 cities and suburbs for over 30 years including: Springfield, Chicago, Waukegan and North Chicago, IL; Anderson and Indianapolis, Indiana; Durham, NC; Baltimore, Maryland and the Greater Washington Metropolitan area serving up to 22,000 youth in 2007 in a 72 mile radius between Frederick VA and Germantown MD. He has directed eight award winning TAP overnight/residential camps for gifted auditioned teens that have also included unprecedented partnerships he created with The Juilliard School, Juilliard International Jazz Camp and Howard University that included an internship program recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from up to 25 universities nationwide.

As a veteran arts and education grant writer, he has written some of the largest Arts and STEM education grants in the history of many of the organizations he has served resulting in up to 1/2 million in yearly arts and education program budgets. This is TAP!

Small Reason Benecamp a benefit for Kids!  “…Small’s summer drive to recruit people, his desire to persuade organizations like the Chicago White Sox to donate time and items, and his faith that interest in Benecamp would multiply from 7 children to 7 times 7 makes for a challenging, entertaining summer camp for Englewood children.” Michael Wamble, The Chicago Archdiocese New World

Selected as the nation’s Top 50 Arts Programs by President Obama’s 2016 Arts & Humanities Committee

Teen Arts Performance Camp and unprecendented partnership with The Juilliard School and Juilliard Interns

Entrepreneurial Arts: Artist and educator Joel Bergner led workshops at Tony’s TAP Camps for 5 years.

Choral Pedagogy: Tony's warm-ups and unique pedagogy combining solfege, aural composition, and music theory/reading was used to prep Baltimore School of the Arts middle school choral students for high-school auditions and his annual Kennedy Center Holiday Sing concert. Stay tuned for the choral booklet of songs and warm-ups for tweens/teens. Tonysmall.org

Tween/Teen Arts Program (TAP) project where youth help create video about Differences by Tony Small (Originally from Tony’s Shine Through and RUKA musicals.

Teen Arts Program founded by Tony Small