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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. Learn More

the education through music 2024 gala was a success!

ETM held its 2024 fundraising gala on Thursday, May 16th at 583 Park Avenue, bringing together supporters, advocates, and community leaders in celebration of the transformative power of music in education to raise over $900,000! The night was filled with joy, talent, and a profound sense of community as we honored real estate executive, John Vazquez, Emmy-winning talk show host, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, and Grammy-winning musician, Israel Houghton.

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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 privilege to sit down with one of the world’s most esteemed violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers. Grammy-nominated and a trailblazer in her field, Anne has collaborated with today’s most important composers, conductors, orchestras and presenters, creating a remarkable collection of new violin repertoire for future generations. We speak with Anne about her journey as an artist and learn about the commitment her parents made to her developing musicianship, the characteristics of her teachers that helped lay the foundation for her success, and her invaluable perspective on finding one’s own artistic voice.

Education Through Music is the largest nonprofit provider of direct and comprehensive music education instruction in New York City schools

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