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  • Carnegie Hall Presents
  • ZH Zankel Hall
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  • REW Resnick Education Wing
  • WRH Weill Recital Hall
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  • Narrative and Counter-Narrative: (Re)defining the 1960s 9 AM Offsite
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  • Postponed: Ensemble Connect 7:30 PM Offsite
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  • Neighborhood Concert: Sinkane 5 PM Offsite
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  • Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp's Naked Hamlet 1968 6 PM Offsite
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  • History with David M. Rubenstein: An Evening with Ken Burns: The Vietnam War 6:30 PM Offsite
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  • Artistic Vanguard: The 1960s at The Art Students League 9 AM Offsite
  • Roomful of Teeth 7:30 PM ZH
  • Lisa Hilton & Friends 8 PM WRH
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  • Uneasy Riders: '60s Hollywood 11 AM Offsite
  • Crescendo International Competition 7:30 PM WRH
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  • IMPACT Young Artists Competition Silver Winners Concert 12 PM WRH
  • Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY 2 PM SA/PS
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War 2 PM Offsite
  • IMPACT Young Artists Competition Gold Winners Concert 4 PM WRH
  • Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY 8 PM SA/PS
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  • Harlem Postcards 12 AM Offsite
  • Countdown to Eternity: Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s 7 AM Offsite
  • The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 11 AM Offsite
  • Crescendo International Competition 1 PM WRH
  • Performing Arts Educators 12th Annual Invitational 2 PM SA/PS
  • Reading Into History Family Book Club 2 PM Offsite
  • Artist-in-Residence Tour 2:30 PM Offsite
  • Apollo Uptown Hall: 50 Years After MLK: A Dream Deferred 3 PM Offsite
  • Julian Gargiulo, Piano
    "Getting to Carnegie Hall" Violin Competition Finals
    7:30 PM WRH
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  • Power in Print 10 AM Offsite
  • Max's Kansas City 10 AM Offsite
  • YPCA Showcase 6 PM WRH
  • The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins 7 PM SA/PS
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  • Guildhall Artists in New York 8 PM WRH
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  • Crescendo International Competition 7:30 PM WRH
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 8 PM SA/PS
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  • Open Working Rehearsal: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 11 AM SA/PS
  • Cecile Licad, Piano 8 PM WRH
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 8 PM SA/PS
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  • You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the Sixties 10 AM Offsite
  • Artifacts of Change 10:30 AM Offsite
  • ’60s Verité 2 PM Offsite
  • The Library After Hours: Counterculture 7 PM Offsite
  • Denis Matsuev 7 PM SA/PS
  • Robert Mealy and Friends 7:30 PM WRH
  • Kronos Quartet 9 PM ZH
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  • Passion Through Performance 1 PM WRH
  • Misha Quint, Cello 8 PM WRH
  • Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
    Helmut Deutsch, Piano
    8 PM SA/PS
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  • Crescendo International Competition 11:30 AM WRH
  • Janine Jansen, Violin
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
    2 PM SA/PS
  • Crescendo International Competition 3:30 PM WRH
  • Crescendo International Competition 8 PM WRH
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  • The Annie Moses Band 7 PM SA/PS
  • Tour Carnegie Hall Various Times
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  • The Global Interconnections of 1968 9 AM Offsite
  • The Sixties Underground: Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America 6 PM Offsite
  • The Cleveland Orchestra 8 PM SA/PS
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  • Open Working Rehearsal: The Cleveland Orchestra 11 AM SA/PS
  • The Song Continues: Marilyn Horne Master Class 7:30 PM REW
  • Russian Winter Gala Concert 8 PM WRH
  • The Cleveland Orchestra 8 PM SA/PS
  • Tour Carnegie Hall Various Times
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  • Sing Out! The 1960s at Carnegie Hall 11 AM Offsite
  • The Song Continues: Graham Johnson Master Class 7:30 PM REW
  • Trio Klaritas 8 PM WRH
  • SNARKY PUPPY
    with David Crosby and Special Guests
    8 PM SA/PS
  • Tour Carnegie Hall Various Times
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  • Grammy Salute to Classical Music
    Celebrating the Legacy of Leonard Bernstein
    2:30 PM SA/PS
  • Coming Home 7 PM Offsite
  • The Song Continues: Renée Fleming Master Class 7:30 PM REW
  • Lang Lang Young Scholars Concert 8 PM WRH
  • Paolo Angeli, Guitar and Vocals 8:30 PM ZH
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  • Crescendo International Competition 11:30 AM WRH
  • Crescendo International Competition 3:30 PM WRH
  • Big Daddy Weave Live in Concert with The True North Symphony Orchestra and Mass Choir 6:30 PM SA/PS
  • Crescendo International Competition 8 PM WRH
  • Matthew Shipp Trio
    Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophone
    9 PM ZH
  • Tour Carnegie Hall Various Times
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  • New York Musician's Center Student Showcase 1 PM WRH
  • American Symphony Orchestra 2 PM SA/PS
  • Marilyn Horne Song Celebration 3 PM ZH
  • Yale in New York 7:30 PM WRH
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  • Hotchkiss School at Carnegie Hall 8 PM WRH
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  • Stephen Hough, Piano 8 PM SA/PS
  • TeRra Han, Kayageum 8 PM WRH
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  • In the Intense Now 2 PM Offsite
  • Karwendel Artists Gala Concert 7:30 PM WRH
Feb  1
  • Birkin Gainsbourg
    The Symphonic
    with Jane Birkin and Wordless Music Orchestra
    8 PM SA/PS
  • A Midwinter Poetry Jam 8 PM Offsite
  • One World Opera: A Blend Between Eastern and Western Music 8 PM WRH
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  • Neighborhood Concert: Banda Magda 7:30 PM Offsite
  • An Affair of the Skin 7:30 PM Offsite
  • Sol-ETUDES: A Eurythmy Recital 8 PM WRH
  • The New York Pops 8 PM SA/PS
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  • Forte International Music Competition 1 PM WRH
  • The Kid Who Helped Leak the Pentagon Papers 2 PM Offsite
  • The Black G.I. 6:45 PM Offsite
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 7 PM SA/PS
  • Malek Jandali Trio 8 PM WRH
  • No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger 8:30 PM Offsite
  • Ruthie Foster
    North Mississippi Allstars
    9 PM ZH

Ensemble Connect School Partnerships

Ensemble Connect partners with 20 NYC public schools across the five boroughs. Each fellow is partnered with an instrumental music teacher for a residency that totals 25 days throughout the course of the year. Fellows serve as musical resources and bring mastery of their instruments as well as a professional performer’s perspective to music classrooms. They work alongside their partner teachers to strengthen students’ musical skills through a tailored and creativity-rich approach.

The 2018–2020 School Partnership Application is now available (PDF).

Apply Now

Partner Schools

Contact Us

Deanna Kennett, Senior Manager, Education
dkennett@ensembleconnect.org

School Partnership FAQs

Does my school qualify for the Ensemble Connect fellows program?

In order to qualify for the Ensemble Connect partnership, please ensure the following:

  • Instrumental music program that serves students in grades 3 or higher and has been in place for at least two years
  • Instrumental music specialist is in the building at least three full days per week
  • Ability to pay $1,500 program fee each year
  • Arts-invested school administration
  • Attendance by instrumental music specialist at five required professional development sessions per year

When are applications due?

Applications are due March 15, 2018.

What happens after the application is submitted?

Within two weeks of receiving your application, Ensemble Connect's Education Manager will contact the school’s instrumental music specialist. If your school meets the criteria, a site visit will be scheduled. The site visit will include two class or ensemble observations and a meeting with the prospective partner music specialist and principal.

How much does it cost?

$1,500 each year.

How long does a school have to stay in the program?

The Ensemble Connect partnership is a two-year commitment.

What do Ensemble Connect fellows do in the schools?

Each Ensemble Connect fellow spends 25 days of the school year from October through May in a residency that focuses on student-centered, musical skill-building through interactive performance units and concerts, as well as creative approaches to skill-based work.

Working in collaboration with your instrumental music teacher, the Ensemble Connect fellow will help plan instructional units that complement your existing music program through the application of creative approaches to skills-based work. Fellow-led activities may focus on composition, reflection, active listening, or improvisation, and take place during regular classroom time. Ensemble Connect fellows may also serve as coaches, working with full ensembles or with small groups, and also model on their instruments to help students improve their instrumental skills. Your fellow will also join with his or her Ensemble Connect colleagues to bring two interactive performances of classical and contemporary chamber music to your school each year, actively engaging up to 150 students per performance.

Are Ensemble Connect fellows student teachers?

No. Ensemble Connect fellows are professional instrumentalists who have been selected to participate in Ensemble Connect because of their high level of artistry and passion for engaging with students and their community through their art.

Are Ensemble Connect fellows certified teachers?

No. Ensemble Connect fellows are not certified teachers.

Do teachers in participating schools receive professional development?

Yes. Teacher/Fellow Partnership Workshops are held five times a year and are mandatory.

What other benefits do schools receive?

Ensemble Connect partner schools are given a materials allowance, free tickets to select Ensemble Connect concerts as well as other concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, and ongoing consultation with Ensemble Connect staff.

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