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To positively impact student motivation, achievement, and self-confidence by partnering with under-resourced schools to integrate music education into the core curriculum.

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the education through music 2024 gala celebration

You’re invited to Education Through Music’s 2024 Gala! This year’s theme – Making Music, Changing Lives – celebrates our community’s commitment to the importance of music education and the positive impact it has on the lives of today’s youth. Please join us on May 16, 2024 at 583 Park Avenue for an event not to be missed!

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launching our workforce development program

The nationwide teacher shortage, exacerbated by the pandemic, has caused music teacher vacancies at many schools and, as a result, many children are denied access to music education. To address this issue, we have created a career pathway program to support musicians as they transition into teaching roles. Under the supervision and mentorship of veteran teachers, teaching artists of varied backgrounds will gain critical experience in NYC schools as they develop their skills to pursue careers as music educators. This program is supported by a $3M anonymous grant for use over five years to improve the recruitment, induction and retention of music teachers.

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new notables episode! 
We had the honor to speak with internationally acclaimed conductor, Leonard Slatkin. Maestro Slatkin speaks with us about his musical heritage, his experiences growing up in California public schools, and his views on the importance and impact of having access to the arts. He also shares advice for today’s music educators to make teaching more relevant and reflective of the current times. Tune in now to hear more about his inspiring story and invaluable perspective.
celebrating black history month at new york city hall!

On February 27, 2024, the talented P.S. 103 Ensemble Stars from P.S. 103 in the Bronx, led by their music teacher, Antoine Dolberry, performed at the New York City Council’s Black History Month Celebration! It was such an honor to be a part of this event and perform in the New York City Hall Council Chambers. Thank you, New York City Council, for welcoming us while honoring the contributions Black communities have made to our city and country.

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