Education Through Music (ETM) is proud to announce that Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Universal Music Classics, will be the honoree at this year’s Children’s Benefit Gala, which will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Capitale in New York City.
Elizabeth Sobol has been a long-time friend and supporter of Education Through Music for over 10 years. As the leader of UMC, Elizabeth Sobol believes strongly in music education advocacy and supports the work of ETM in bringing quality music education as a core subject to all students, regardless of talent or ability. As an advocate for ETM, she has worked with other key ETM supporters, including Joshua Bell, whom she managed for more than 20 years prior to joining Universal.
Originally trained as a classical pianist, Ms. Sobol has used her understanding and passion for music as a catalyst for her success in her professional career and in life. Through her support as our gala honoree, Ms. Sobol supports a legacy of transforming the lives of thousands of children through music. Education Through Music partners with inner-city schools to provide all students with music as a core subject, and to create school communities that value the arts. ETM’s mission is to promote the use of music in schools as a means of enhancing students’ academic performance and general development. The ETM model currently serves 15,000 students in 28 inner-city schools in New York City, and our model reaches another 5,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organizations in Los Angeles.