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COVID-19 Update

Education Through Music (ETM) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. With respect to our incredible music teachers, we are following recommendations from the New York City Department of Health, which at this time has issued no restrictions on school operations. As long as students continue to attend school, ETM will continue to provide access to …

Education Through Music Announces Expansion With New School Partnerships in Colorado

Music & arts education non-profit to provide leadership skills, motivation for school, and self-confidence through music education in Denver, New York and Los Angeles Denver, CO – August 27, 2019 – Education Through Music (ETM), the leading non-profit in music and arts education, today announced expansion of the organization into the Denver market for the 2019-2020 …

ETM Announces Penny Swift as New Executive Director

On Monday, April 1, 2019, Education Through Music’s Chairman Richard Bernstein announced the appointment of Penny Swift as Executive Director. Swift, who has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since 2017 and as Interim Executive Director since January, is a lifelong advocate for equity in education, and was chosen for the the role by a unanimous vote from the …

Education Through Music Announces 2019 IMAGINE Gala to Support Music Education in Schools

Education Through Music (ETM) will hold the IMAGINE Gala on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The Gala will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street. To purchase tickets visit ETMonline.org/gala Imagine benefits Education Through Music’s work with under-resourced schools throughout New York City. Despite the known benefits of music as part of a well-rounded education, …

Education Through Music Chosen as Finalist for 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Education Through Music (ETM) has been chosen as one of the fourteen nonprofit groups from across the city as finalists for The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards for demonstrating excellence in nonprofit management practices.  The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize outstanding management practices in NPCC’s Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, which are: results …

Education Through Music’s 2018 Benefit Gala Supports Music Education to New York City Schools

Pictured: ETM Board Chairman Richard Bernstein, 2018 Children’s Benefit Gala Honoree Joe Galante, and ETM Executive Director Katherine Damkohler.   Education Through Music (ETM) celebrated its Children’s Benefit Gala on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  Over 400 supporters attended the event to raise over $800,000 for music education programs in New York …

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 …