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Education Through Music Continues to Expand Student Reach with New Partnerships

Education Through Music (ETM) has partnered with 14 new schools in New York City for the 2017-2018 school year to bring its comprehensive music education program to every student at the schools. Through these partnerships, ETM hires, trains and mentors the music teacher, provides classroom set up, offers a complete curriculum and ongoing support and provides professional development throughout the school year. The new ETM partner schools are:

  • P.S. 97 X, 1375 Mace Ave., Bronx, NY 10469
  • P.S. 396 X, 1930 Andrews Ave., Bronx, NY 10453
  • P.S. 23 X, The New Children’s School, 2151 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10457
  • P.S. 24 X, Spuyten Duyvil, 660 West 236 St., Bronx, NY 10463
  • P.S. 49 X, Willis Avenue, 383 E 139th St., Bronx, NY 10454
  • P.S. 59 X, Community School of Technology, 2185 Bathgate Ave., Bronx, NY 10457
  • P.S. 314 X, The Fairmont Neighborhood School, 1550 Vyse Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
  • P.S./M.S. 279 X, Captain Manuel Rivera Jr., 2100 Walton Ave., Bronx, NY 10453
  • M.S. 287 X, North Bronx School of Empowerment, 3710 Barnes Ave., Bronx, NY 10467
  • M.S. 353 K, Elijah Stroud Middle School, 750 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • P.S. 142 M, Amalia Castro, 100 Attorney St., Manhattan, NY 10002
  • P.S./M.S. 34 M, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 730 East 12 St., Manhattan, NY 10009
  • P.S. 312 Q, The Jamaica Children’s School, 109-20 Union Hall St., Queens, NY 11433
  • St. Mary Gate of Heaven, 104-06 101st Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416

“Every student at these schools will now benefit from an enriched educational experience that includes the arts,” noted Deputy Director of Programs Nick LaFleur. “A music-rich education engages students, parents and school communities, and supports learning in other key areas. We are thrilled that students will reap these benefits as part of their overall education.”

Over the years, ETM has worked to offer music education to at-risk schools across New York City. Today, ETM’s programs enrich the curriculum of schools in all five boroughs of the city. In the 2017-2018 school year, ETM increased its roster of partner schools to 57 schools serving 30,000 students every week. Among those schools, several have been partnering with ETM for nearly 20 years.

“Thousands of New York City children have no access to music education. Our partnership with these schools is changing lives by bringing quality music education to every child,” said Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music. “Together we are providing new opportunities for academic achievement, increased self-confidence and motivation for school.”

About Education Through Music

Education Through Music was founded in 1991 to promote the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students’ academic performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with at-risk elementary and middle schools to develop sustainable, long-term music programs.

The ETM model currently serves 30,000 students in schools in New York City, and our model reaches another 12,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles. ETM’s comprehensive, sustainable music education network has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers and foundations, including The Music Man Foundation, CMA Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Steinway & Sons, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and D’Addario Foundation. For more information visit www.ETMonline.org