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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.

SUPPORT HARMONY


BE IN THE KNOW

Sign up for email updates and stay informed of concerts, events, and opportunities to join us in expanding access to music education.


“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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LATEST POSTS

Harmony Program was a featured exhibitor at the 2018 Biennial NAfME/NYSSMA Collegiate Conference, Moving Forward in Music Education: Diverse and Inclusive Communities. It was inspiring to be part of a community of students eager to make a difference in the world through music education. Harmony classes from MS358 in nearby Jamaica, Queens also attended a performance of South American music by the Grammy-award winning Catalyst Quartet, who helped kick-off the weekend’s activities (and signed a few autographs after the concert!) Special thanks to Professor Susan Davis for organizing the event and for bringing Harmony Program on board. ... See MoreSee Less

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On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Harmony Program Junior Board hosted a fundraising event at the Red Lion in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, with all proceeds funding access to music education. We thank everyone who attended, and all of our Board and Junior Board members, teachers, parents, students, and staff for making this event possible. Photo credit: Adam Hoffman ... See MoreSee Less

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Harmony Program families and teachers cheering on the Brooklyn Nets last night! Thank you to Alycia Powell, co-founder of Champions for Philanthropy, Inc and The Carroll Family Foundation for hosting us! 🙏😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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