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"We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth."
– USA Today

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teacher from brooklyn has been awarded the 2023 music teacher of the year award

Alfredo Hernandez, a native Hispanic from Brooklyn, has been awarded the 2023 Music Teacher of the Year award by Education Through Music (ETM).

All Hallows High School did not have a music teacher for several decades until they partnered with ETM. Mr. Hernandez joined the school in 2021 and quickly built a comprehensive music program impacting all students. Mr. Hernandez serves as Professor of Music Technology at All Hallows and as Director of the All Hallows Modern Band. Through the music programs he has created, Mr. Hernandez has taught students who had never played an instrument; and he has inspired them to discover their musical talents.

My 26, 2023

Arts and music programs could receive less funding under new city budget
April 23, 2023

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opinion: set aside 1% of school funding for arts education

As New York City Mayor Eric Adams calls for fiscal discipline, art and music classes should be preserved, especially for underserved students, says ETM CEO Janice Weinman, NYC Council Member Rita Joseph, and NY Council Member Chi Ossé in their latest op-ed.

April 14, 2023

education through music hosts 31st anniversary gala keeping music alive in schools

Education Through Music celebrated its 31st Annual Benefit Gala on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The gala attended by nearly 400 people, raised over $650,000 and was emceed by musician and fashion entrepreneur Andy Hilfiger. The gala honored: Google, accepted by Paul Darrah, Director of Workplace Design and Delivery, Google Americas and Warner Music Group accepted by Chris Atlas, Executive Vice President, East Coast Operations & Urban Music at Warner Records.

March 30, 2023

December 4, 2022


Education Through Music was the recipient of the Arts & Culture Award at the 2nd Annual NYC Imagine Awards gala.  With nearly 250 applications submitted for consideration in five categories, we were selected because of the significant impact we have on underserved students in under-resourced schools across New York City through innovative programming. As a winner, we receive a grant of $5,000.

October 18, 2022

The Benefits Of Adding Musical Elements To Students’ Education
October 9, 2022

PoliticsNY and amNY Metro Power Players in Education
October 3, 2022

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July 30, 2022

CLass size reduction could mean cuts to arts programs

July 18, 2022

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Lower class sizes vs. music and art: We probably can’t have both

Executive Director Dr. Janice Weinman responds to the New York State legislature voting to lower class sizes in the New York City schools by highlighting its unintended consequences, and calls upon the governor, mayor, chancellor, and local elected officials to ensure that music and arts programming not be sacrificed.

June 29, 2022

Education Through Music 30th Anniversary Gala Raises $1 Million To Keep Music Alive In Public Schools

Education Through Music celebrated its 30th Annual Benefit Gala on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The gala included over 400 people and raised over $1M. ETM makes music education a reality for 20,000 K-12 students in under-resourced NYC schools annually.

June 14, 2022

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Students are behind after the pandemic, and schools are crunched to catch up before state tests
Director of Curriculum and Programming Stephanie Nantell argues that when schools prioritize subjects like math and science over art and music as teachers in an effort to reverse “learning loss” caused by the pandemic, students miss out on the impact of arts education.

December 2, 2021

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The art of a rounded education: As NYC schools work to counter learning loss, they must offer more music and art

Interim Executive Director Dr. Janice Weinman calls upon Mayor-elect Eric Adams to support music education in our schools during his upcoming tenure.

November 24, 2021

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Nonprofits must step up to support teachers

ETM Board Chair Richard Bernstein highlights the importance of nonprofits’, including ETM, support for teachers, who in turn help young people in his op-ed in Philanthropy News Digest.

November 12, 2021

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