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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Four of our Harmony Program students participated in the Take a Stand Festival, hosted by Bard College last week! They are, from left, Ari, Justin, Angelo, and Megan. We are so proud of their hard work and their outstanding final performance, which took place on Saturday August 20th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our third concert of the week is done! Congratulations to our students on Long Island. They had an exciting summer that included a tour of The D'Addario Foundation! Thanks to D'Addario for their ongoing partnership. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our students in Flatbush and Washington Heights did an amazing job at the first two of this week's summer concerts! Congratulations on a very successful summer! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Friday! Only one week left of our summer program. Here's the schedule for next week's informal closing concerts. Thanks to all of our students and teachers for a fun and productive summer!

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The culminating concert for the Take a Stand Festival at Longy School of Music of Bard College is tomorrow (Aug. 20) at 1 pm! It is sure to be a concert to remember. ... See MoreSee Less

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