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Education Through Music

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Improving Academic Achievement

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Our Mission

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

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 speak with Anne-Marie McDermott, a classical pianist and member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is also the artistic director of numerous music festivals, including the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, which just kicked off its 2024 season. Anne-Marie talks about her early exposure to music and the impact her family and music teachers had on her journey as a musician and finding her artistic voice. She also shares with us formative experiences as a collaborative and solo artist, lessons from her role as an artistic director, and her views on the importance and power of the arts.

Education Through Music is the largest nonprofit provider of direct and comprehensive music education as a core subject in New York City schools

Our 2023-2024 Music Classes

Students With Access To High-Quality Music Education
Partner Schools
PreK -
To Sponsor A Student For One Year

Why Music Education?

It is part of a well-rounded education, essential for students’ social and emotional well-being, and a critical tool for establishing equity and access.

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