Some kind of spark


Filmmaker Ben Niles (M ’88) is putting the finishing touches on his latest work, “Some Kind of Spark,” a documentary film about inner-city kids in the Julliard School’s Music Advancement Program in New York City. Niles has been following the children, including these in a still from the film above, in the program for three years and plans to use the film to promote music education. Niles’ previous film, “Note by Note (the Making of Steinway L1037),” aired on PBS in the fall.

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