This inventive program builds basic music skills in the classroom as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their own communities, and develop listening and singing skills.
Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall.
Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids) is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. The foundation of the RTKids program, PS Broadway, is a 15-week, in-school program designed to introduce students to American musical theater. Our 5th grade participates every fall.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s Community & Education programs were developed with the belief that participation in music creates a sense of community, strengthens collaborative and leadership skills, instills self-confidence, sparks curiosity and a love of learning, and brings joy to people’s lives. OSL is committed to making high-quality instrumental music programs and interaction with world-class OSL musicians easily accessible to children and adults in New York City, regardless of financial resources or musical ability.
The Nutcracker Project is designed to promote individual and group artistic expression inspired by themes, choreography, and music from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. NYCB Teaching Artists and classroom teachers engage students in interdisciplinary workshops and lessons, and all participants attend a live performance at Lincoln Center. The newly-revised curriculum focuses on active art making, collaboration, and critical reflection through poetry and creative movement.
NYCB Teaching Artists lead our 4th grade students in 10 in-school movement workshops that focus on the creative process, culminating in a presentation of student generated choreography. Students also attend a lecture demonstration and a live performance at Lincoln Center.
Dancing Classrooms is an in-school social and emotional learning program that cultivates essential life skills in fifth-eighth grade children through the practice of ballroom dance.
The ACO American Classical Orchestra is a period instrument orchestra that brings Baroque and Classical music to young children in the city through school concerts.
The Works’ arts-in-education programs seek to introduce New York City school students and other deserving youth to dance and the power of creativity in everyday life, with professional dance artists providing students with tools that foster a deep and lifelong engagement in the arts. These programs reach over 4,000 students throughout the Bronx and Manhattan each year.
The New York City Public School for Dance (NYCPSD) is a unique collaboration between Ballet Tech and the NYC Department of Education. The School, comprised of grades 4-8, integrates ballet-training with a public education. The academic curriculum follows the New York State Regents requirements, supplemented with the arts.