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 includes 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.
Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
Lead funding has been provided by Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, Hearst Foundations, The Kovner Foundation, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Hope and Robert F. Smith.
Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.
Additional support has been provided by the Arnow Family Fund, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, E.H.A. Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc.
Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Ensemble Connect is also supported, in part, by endowment grants from The Kovner Foundation.