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.”



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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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Last Saturday, Harmony Program orchestra students had some special guest visitors! David Barg, conductor-clinician for the Education Departments of the New York Philharmonic and Omaha Symphony, led a conducting masterclass with Harmony Program teachers Lawrence C Markiewicz, Eric Mahl, Gizem Yucel, Kate Barmotina, Patricia Billings, and Adam Gallob. Thank you David Barg for providing such an enriching experience for our teachers and students alike! ... See MoreSee Less

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Harmony Program welcomes Corby Herschman as our Director of Development. 😊
“I'm thrilled to be joining the Harmony Program, especially during its 10th anniversary! I can't wait to get to know all of our students and see them grow through music. By creating access to music education, this organization is truly making a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids in NYC, and I'm honored to be a part of the team!” - Corby Herschman
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Harmony Program students pose for a backstage photo op with New York Philharmonic Vice President, Education Theodore Wiprud at the NY Phil’s Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center last Saturday. Harmony students had a chance to watch the concert, which celebrated the work of Leonard Bernstein, and meet some of the performers backstage! ... See MoreSee Less

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