This year the New York City Department of Education (DOE), in collaboration with The Fund for Public Schools and Lincoln Center, launched the inaugural Big Apple Awards to recognize teacher excellence across the city. Melissa Salguero, a general music and band instructor at Education Through Music (ETM) partner school PS 48 in the Bronx, was selected as one of eleven teachers for her outstanding service and commitment as an arts educator.
For the fourth year in a row, Education Through Music has secured a limited number of spots in the ING New York City Marathon, through the Community Charity Program. We encourage our supporters to participate or invite family and friends to run with Team ETM. This is an amazing opportunity to raise money for education while sharing a life-changing, powerful experience with thousands of other runners from across the globe.
New York, NY - [February 1, 2013] -Education Through Music will be featured this month by Passenger Project, Inc. (passengerproject.org) on its website as its February “Arts & Culture” charity. Passenger Project, conceived in August 2011, is an online retailer store dedicated to raising funds and promoting charities embodying a month’s preselected cause. Their mission, “Twelve months, twelve causes,” strives to leverage the power of the internet to mobilize younger audiences around issues that matter to them—in a tangible way.
Each year, new band and orchestra students have their debut performances in January, introducing themselves to their peers and parents. Called “Breakfast with the Band” or “Breakfast with the Orchestra”, first-year ensembles invite their parents and school communities to hear them play and then to talk about the program over juice and bagels.
On January 15, 2013 violin virtuoso Joshua Bell graciously lent his home for an Education Through Music (ETM) friendraiser to help grow ETM’s supporter and donor base. Guests, from the entertainment, finance and philanthropy communities, gathered to hear the Grammy Award-winning violinist perform and speak on behalf of Education Through Music.