February 10, 2018
On Wednesday, February 7th, the Harmony Program Junior Board hosted a fundraising event at the Red Lion, celebrating Harmony’s 10th Anniversary. Harmony violin students, Maya Grate, Addison Rosenbaum, Simeon Drame and Desiree Dadie, took the stage and perform for a packed house of appreciative guests. The Harmony Program thanks Elise Schmidt, President of our Junior Board, our Junior Board members, and all who attended this successful evening in support of our young musicians. For more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.
January 15, 2018
We are proud to welcome Mr. Evan Gogel as our newest member of the Harmony Program Board of Directors. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Mr. Gogel is the Manager of Seed Solutions at McKinsey & Company, where he oversees a portfolio of high-growth proprietary software and advanced analytics assets for the firm’s New Ventures group. Mr. Gogel is also a classically trained pianist and a proud alumnus of two Yale a cappella groups, the Whiffenpoofs and the Baker’s Dozen. Today, he plays piano and sings with Young Me and the Moons, an 80’s cover band he founded in 2014.
November 15, 2017
Want to change lives through music?
Next Tuesday is your chance! Give during NY Gives Day and #GivingTuesday on November 28th and join Harmony supporters in a nation-wide day of giving. Everyone can be a philanthropoist – a $25 donation will make an incredible difference in the lives of our students!
What: New York Gives Day and #GivingTuesday
When: Tuesday, November 28
Where: Online at http://www.nygivesday.org/organizations/harmony-program
How: Like Harmony Program on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @HarmonyProgram, and find us on Instagram. Use the hashtags #harmonyturns10, #GivingTuesday and #NYgivesday to help spread the word!
Tell your friends. Forward this email. Share it on social media. Help us get the word out about Harmony Program and #GivingTuesday. Visit our page and watch the giving grow!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 28!
September 25, 2017
This year the Harmony Program is expanding its reach. Our presence will include 15 after-school programs and Saturday Youth Orchestras across four boroughs and Long Island, serving over 300 students and their broader communities. New sites this year include PS 3 and PS 114 in the Brooklyn communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and Canarsie through a partnership with CAMBA, the Castle Bridge School in Washington Heights, and the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in Lower Manhattan.
September 24, 2017
On September 13th, we gathered supporters, partners, and program participants to celebrate the Harmony Program’s 10th Anniversary!
Our celebration honored the one-and-only Canadian Brass, who charmed our audiences, engaged our young musicians in a lively Q&A session, and performed side-by-side with Harmony Program brass students, Elisha Gomez, Thanddnes Palmer, David Arichavala, and Justin Laurenceau. Harmony string students, Gabriela Bravo, Gabriela Dadie, Genevia Drame, Simeon Drame, Kimberly Morales, Addison Rosenbaum, Hunter Rosenbaum, and Ryan Hau, also performed for our guests, sharing a rousing fiddle tune that opened the evening.
We are grateful to those who attended and to all who have made our organization’s work possible. To view photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.
August 4, 2017
This year’s Harmony Program summer camp served over 130 students from across the city. Students were offered five weeks of music lessons — every day, all day — for the equivalent of a half-year of instruction. In addition to orchestra and choir, students studied music theory, practiced improvisation, learned different musical styles, and attended workshops with musical guests, including Scottish fiddle champion, Lynn Rubier-Capron; composer, bassist, and founder of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, Jon Deak; and New York Philharmonic violinist, Anna Rabinova.
July 11, 2017
Harmony Program students, Angelo Chery and Justin Laurenceau, were chosen through a highly selective process to join 100 other students from across the country for the week-long National Take a Stand Festival hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in July. The inspiring event culminated in a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, led by Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel, and Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins. Music educators gathered at the same time for the Festival’s symposium where Harmony Program Founder and Executive Director, Anne Fitzgibbon, and Myka Miller, Executive Director of YOLA’s Harmony Project, co-presented a workshop on best practices.