The Harmony Program provides after-school music education programs in underserved communities across New York City.




OUR STUDENTS

Harmony Program for Students and Families

Enriching Young Lives

Learning life skills through music making. MORE >

We work every day to bring the many benefits of music making into the lives of more New York City school children.  More ›

OUR TEACHERS

Harmony Program for Teachers

Training New Teachers

Preparing a new generation of music educators.MORE >

We recruit and train college students and recent graduates to teach with us and strengthen our communities through music.  More ›

OUR PARTNERS

Harmony Program for community partners

Developing Communities

Expanding cultural opportunities in underserved neighborhoods. MORE >

We unite colleges, public schools, community-based organizations, and cultural institutions in creating intensive and high quality after-school music programs.  More ›


OUR MISSION

At the Harmony Program, music changes lives every day. Through collective music making, children from under-served communities explore new avenues and realize their full potential. Our specially trained teachers guide students from beginner group instruction to orchestral performance, building life skills and community from a shared love of music.

BY THE NUMBERS

400

Students receive up to 400 hours of instruction each year.

90%

Student attendance at daily after-school lessons exceeds 90%.

95%

In annual surveys, 95% of parents rate our programs as “very good” or “excellent.”

98%

98% of teachers rate our training program as “very good” or “excellent.”



Support Music Education

Play Your Part

Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to music education, but it’s your commitment as a Harmony Program supporter that makes it possible. Donate today and help change lives through music.

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“I ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY MUSIC. IT’S SO AMAZING AND NOW I NEVER WANT TO STOP.”


– Samuel, 4th Grade

After-school Music Education teaching jobs with the Harmony Program

Apply To Teach

If you’re passionate about using music to inspire students and families, we want to hear from you. Apply to teach with the Harmony Program and share your talents while developing new skills.

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We love our Harmony families! Chris Quezada had six family members in the audience at this year's All Star concert, including his sister, Christina. “It’s my birthday, and he was like, ‘Christina, we’re gonna play this song for you!’ That was a warm moment for me.” - said Christina.

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“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” - Gustav Mahler. Here is renowned composer, John Corigliano, reacting to our students’ world premiere of his piece, Lucy’s Aria, at the #harmonyallstars concert one month ago today. #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

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“When I play viola I feel excited... because I get to play pieces that I never even knew about before.” - Rahysa (bottom left). #harmonyprogram #musiced #mondaymotivation ... See MoreSee Less

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Many of our Harmony students form close bonds, but some are actually related! Twin sisters Romina (pictured) and Renata both play the cello. “I think it’s wonderful! It’s easier and more fun to have my sister as a teammate,” says Romina. #familyfriday #harmonyprogram #harmonyfamily ... See MoreSee Less

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