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2016-2017 Annual Report

With your support, in 2016-2017 we provided students

hours of music education

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Tim Lemberger

Dear Friends:

We’ve had a tremendous year helping students excel in school and in life with the benefit of a well-rounded education.

In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ETM also unveiled a new, state-of-the-art music technology lab, the fourth such lab in five years and we partnered with nine new schools throughout New York City.

ETM has seen tremendous growth over the last 20 years, doubling in size between 2014 and 2017. Yet, we know there continues to be a tremendous need for high-quality education for all children.  ETM is poised to meet these needs now and into the future. We will reach more children next year and have a larger, sustainable impact across New York City because of you.

 As we continue building organizational capacity both to support the growth to date and support increased impact in the future, we are excited about the coming year for Education Through Music.

Together we are changing more lives through quality music education.

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Richard Bernstein

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Katherine Damkohler
Executive Director



More than

students received music education

Who we serve

qualify for free or reduced-price lunches
have special needs
are English language learners
of color

Why Music Matters

ETM's comprehensive and sequential music education program positively affects student learning at longtime partner schools. Students report that music class helped them focus better, feel better about themselves and feel excited about the future.

Empowering Teachers

Investing in our teachers is central to our success. We provide our teachers with the support and career advancement they need to reach their full potential.

Read the full 2016-2017 Annual Report and learn more about how we are bringing music education to schools.

2016-2017 Annual Report