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Looking Back: Celebrating the 2020/2021 School Year

We made it through another school year! 

Despite all of the challenges of this past year, our teachers have remained committed to our mission: to bring high-quality music education to students no matter their backgrounds or circumstances.

And wow, did they create some amazing musical memories!

From virtual performances, to features in USA Today, our teachers and students have been keeping music alive! 

We want to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful students and teachers for their amazing work! Take a look at some of our very favorite moments below.

We hope you keep creating all summer long!

Our favorite ETM Moments!

September 2020

At-Home Orchestra

ETM teacher Jorge taught us how to create an orchestra with simply household items.

October 2020

ETM Virtual Gala Performance: “Colors of the Wind”

Partner school students sang their hearts out during our very first virtual gala.

November 2020

“Blank Assignments:” an ode to frustrated teachers!

We loved how this music teacher got her students to finish their homework.

December 2020

New Yorker of the Week!

ETM Music Teacher Alfredo Hernanez is named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week!

January 2021

Challenge Accepted! Cup Challenge!

This ETM partner school student seemed ready to teach a class of her own next year.

February 2021

ETM Music Teacher Andrew Grossman in USA Today

Another ETM music teacher was celebrated in the news!

March 2021

Getting the Band Back Together!

ETM teacher Marissa was finally able to hand her students their instruments IRL!

April 2021

A Student’s Inspired Work

This ETM partner school student’s thoughtful composition made us reflect on the connections between music and art.

May 2021

Creating music together: “Here Comes the Sun” 

This duet between teacher and students made us really appreciate the arrival of spring in NYC.

June 2021

Live Music Returns!

The sounds of live music return to ETM partner school P.S. 369!