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Newly-Released Study Confirms That Music Education Supports Improved Student Academic Achievement

Dutch researchers have published a first-of-its-kind study confirming that regular, structured music education uniquely provides cognitive benefits that can lead to improved academic performance. The study examined whether receiving structured music lessons during the school day improved children’s cognitive functions compared to visual arts or no arts lessons. They found that children randomly assigned to …

Education Through Music Selected for Morgan Stanley’s 10th Annual Strategy Challenge

NYC nonprofit Education Through Music (ETM) has been chosen as one of 14 nonprofit organizations by financial services firm Morgan Stanley for their 10th annual Strategy Challenge. Since 2009, Morgan Stanley employees have committed over 81,000 service hours, providing tailored recommendations to 117 nonprofits to help support organizational goals. “We cannot thank Morgan Stanley enough …

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 …

Education Through Music Strengthens New York City Music Teachers’ Skills with Orff Training

Education Through Music (ETM), a New York City nonprofit focused on rebuilding music education in New York City schools, is providing its second series of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Courses, Levels 1 and 2 as a two-week professional development course to ETM and non-ETM affiliated teachers. This course prepares music teachers to better serve ETM …

Education Through Music Names Penny Swift as New Chief Operating Officer

Education Through Music (ETM) announces the appointment of Penny Swift as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. The ETM music education program has steadily grown over the last 26 years, doubling in size since 2012. The new position of Chief Operating Officer was created to support the significant growth of the organization. At ETM, she will …

Building A Brighter Tomorrow Through Music

  Music class is helping third-grade partner school student, Kendrick, cope with painful losses in his home life and driving him toward success in school. Kendrick is in foster care. He was separated from his brother when the two were placed with different families. The absence has been very hard for Kendrick, who frequently mentions …