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Through our virtual educational platform, guest artists and teaching artists—graduate students completing Bard’s Master of Music degree in Critical, Curatorial, and Performance Studies—lead dynamic in-person and online music education activities and outreach programs, accessible to schools and individual students around the world, free of charge. To get involved, contact Leonardo Pineda, Director of Youth Educational Performance, at [email protected].

Photo by David DeNee

Educational Partners

Musicians for the World
Musicians for the World is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering vulnerable communities around the world through virtual music education. Thanks to Musicians for the World, TŌN gives virtual masterclasses to students in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Kenya, Haiti, and other countries.

Classical Music Institute 
Previously known as the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, the Classical Music Institute provides affordable access to music education. CMI partners with musicians from around the world to provide youth programs aimed at giving students experiences applicable not only to music but life as well. Musicians from TŌN join CMI’s summer educational program in June 2022.

Fundación Bolívar Davivienda
A project under Fundanción Bolívar Davivienda, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia is one of the most successful semi-professional orchestras in South America, touring the world with Maestro Andres Orozco-Estrada. Together, TŌN and Filarmonica Joven interact and exchange ideas through our orchestral audition preparation virtual room.

Bard Early College 
Bard Early College is a multi-campus network of Bard College established to provide adolescents in American public school systems with the chance to go farther and faster than the status quo allows. TŌN offers both virtual and in-person outreach concerts at BEC campuses in New York City and other cities.

Sphinx Organization
The Sphinx Organization is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Focused on increasing representation of Black and Latinx artists in classical music and recognizing excellence, Sphinx programs serve beginner students to seasoned classical music professionals, as well as cultural entrepreneurs and administrators. TŌN is a SOPA audition member; every year TŌN extends invitations to musicians from Sphinx to play a cycle in our concert season.

Volta Music Foundation
Volta Music Foundation’s Supply Drive Initiative was created with the goal of delivering much-needed music supplies to students in underserved communities in the United States and Latin America. TŌN is collecting lightly used instruments and materials that are then donated to students who lack musical resources in countries like Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and the United States.

Global Leaders Institute
The Global Leaders Institute equips arts professionals to grow creative enterprises that impact communities.The GLI Arts Innovation MBA is designed for creative leaders seeking an enhanced toolkit to drive accelerated career growth and sustainable impact. Cohort Members range from cultural managers, arts entrepreneurs, and industry executives to concert presenters, event producers, museum curators, education leaders, career artists, and more. Global Leaders and TŌNteaches collaborate to help TŌN musicians have a sustainable impact.