Our mission of expanding access to music education is made possible through our partnerships.
SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY CENTERS
We partner with schools and community centers to bring instrumental music instruction to young people in the communities where they live and learn. With our after-school partners, we create valuable educational opportunities while supporting the development of our students and the greater community.
Our cultural partnerships introduce Harmony families to a variety of performances and cultural venues. Visiting artists, field trips to performances, master classes, and professional coaching all enhance the learning experience for our teachers and students alike.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Harmony’s college and university partners make invaluable contributions to our work, from hosting classes and performances, to assisting in teacher recruitment, training, and evaluation.
We work with schools, community organizations, universities, and cultural institutions to create learning opportunities that have a lasting impact on students and families.
Our partner programs:
At PS 124 in Chinatown, students participate in after-school group violin lessons.
In Brooklyn, the Flatbush YMCA hosts our flagship youth orchestra program, featuring students and graduates from several public schools and the local community.
Our after-school programs at PS 194, PS 145, and PS 165 are an extension of our partnership with the YMCA, where we provide brass instruction to beginner students after school.
Through a partnership with PS 107, we provide after-school woodwind instruction in the Bronx.
On Long Island, students from a local elementary school participate in group lessons on the violin, viola, and cello through our partnership with the D’Addario Foundation.
Community Partnership Charter School
At Community Partnership Charter School in Bed-Stuy, elementary students receive after-school group woodwind lessons.
At The United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights, we provide instruction on violin, viola and cello to children from 13 local public schools.
At MS 358 Q in Jamaica, Queens, we provide after-school group violin lessons to middle school students.
At UASEM in Lower Manhattan, we provide after-school flute and clarinet lessons to high school students. Our Harmony Program Youth Orchestra (South) also meets at UASEM for their Saturday rehearsals.
Meet our partners
–Odelphia Pierre, Principal – PS 129
–Mike Fitelson, Executive Director – United Palace of Cultural Arts
–Ted Wiprud, Vice President, Education – New York Philharmonic
–The West Point Band
Play Your Part
Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to learning music, 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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Apply To Teach
If you’re passionate about making a difference through music, we want to hear from you. Apply to teach with the Harmony Program and share your talents while developing new skills.
Want to get involved? Whether you’re an educator, community partner, parent, or friend, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to learn more, share ideas, or just say hello.