While some programs send instruments to schools, most end up unused and lying broken in closets. Then, because of budget problems, music teachers end up buying cheap recorders for teaching while a closet of brass instruments go wasted. FIKS is there to fix those instruments and get them to be used by the students in poor schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The schools are identified by music teachers in the actual schools with the funds going directly to technicians who fix the instruments.
Church Street School for Music & Art is the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan serving as a community center supporting a diverse audience with affordable arts programming. The process oriented approach facilitates music education through skill building and development of technique in performance.
The Pinwheel Project is dedicated to the idea that children experiencing a hospital stay and their families deserve an extra measure of comfort and kindness. The Organization is committed to promoting healing by providing practical help, emotional support, and a chance to smile during this difficult time.
Music Unites aims to heighten the appreciation of music across all genres and raises awareness for established musicians and emerging talent, as well as support music education programs and bring music into the lives of people in under-served communities. Music Unites inspires and encourages musicians to contribute to the vitality and wealth of musical expression, which enriches the cultural life of any community. Our first major initiative is to raise money for the Music Unites Youth Choir, bringing together New York public high school students in an effort to create a diverse performance ensemble. In addition, Music Unites will be creating opportunities for students to interact with music industry professionals, giving them access to well-known cultural venues for practice and performances through a partnership with the Young Audiences New York.
The American Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Leon Botstein are committed to keeping great music alive and pertinent as a vital cultural force. ASO's ambitious music educational program, Music Notes, serves tens of thousands of middle and high-school students in the NY Metro area, particularly those from low and moderate-income households. Through teacher training programs, Music Notes integrate the study of music and concerts into existing broader curriculums.
Young Audiences New York is New York City's leading multi-disciplinary arts and culture-based program provider. As one of the largest members of a thirty-two affiliate national organization, Young Audiences New York offers diverse and innovative programs to over 300,000 children pre-k to grade 12, both in- and out-of-school. For more than 57 years, Young Audiences has been providing programs to public schools that promote creativity and academic achievement, teach essential life and learning skills, and provide opportunities for children and families to learn together, all of which support the development of a well-rounded individual.