ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building our community through music and the arts. A core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity. Our award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, ZUMIX provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under-served neighborhood.
Julianna first participated in Theater programs and piano lessons, and quickly branched out into Songwriting & Performance programs, ensembles such as Voces and African Drumming, and Z-Tech programs. In fact, Julianna is a member of a very elite group of ZUMIX youth and alumni - she is a Z-Tech Wizard, meaning she has graduated from every single Z-Tech program we offer. Now 19 years old, she spent this past summer working at ZUMIX as our Z-Tech Fix-It Scholar through the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program.