Education Through Music’s newly-elected Chairman of the Board Richard Bernstein rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell in Times Square on January 20, 2016 along with ETM’s Board of Directors and staff. Partner school students from P.S. 43 were also in attendance and helped open the market with the sounds of their band instruments. Photo by Christopher Calluzzo / Nasdaq, Inc.
Education Through Music has partnered with several schools throughout the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island for the 2015-2016 school year to bring its comprehensive music education program to every student at these schools. With these new partnerships, ETM has increased its roster of partner schools to 48 schools serving nearly 27,000 students.
Education Through Music was front row at Keith Urban’s concert on the TODAY Show on August 7, 2015. ETM was excited to support Urban as the Country Music Association’s first artist ambassador for their recently announced, “Music Education Matters” initiative. We also wanted to personally thank Urban for donating 20 “Keith Urban” guitars to ETM.
ETM’s signature fundraiser, the annual Children’s Benefit Gala, was held on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Capitale in Manhattan. The event raised over $400,000 to support music education programs, and over 300 guests were in attendance.
The Gala was co-hosted by actress Christine Baranski from The Good Wife and Darren Criss, the star of the Tony award-winning musical Headwig and the Angry Inch.
ETM students at PS 169 in the Bronx and students from Zürich’s Sihlfeld school participated in a music and cultural exchange program attended by Ambassador André Schaller, Consul General of Switzerland in New York.
“We are very happy to support this innovative, state-of-the-art musical exchange between American and Swiss students. It’s wonderful for me to see children from both sides of the Atlantic come together in such an inspiring way,” said Ambassador Schaller.