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].
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[email protected] works with nearly 200 young men of color annually—recruiting, training and hiring collegiate men of color to become mentors and positive male role-models to YMOC in high school through weekly programming during the academic school year—ultimately providing access to meaningful opportunities, and creating pathways to full-time employment on college campuses, local communities, high schools, and youth serving nonprofits and organizations. TŌN works with [email protected] by bringing performances to the Kingston High School for students and [email protected] mentees.
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.
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.
Antofagasta Symphony (Chile)
Antofagasta Symphony is one of the oldest standing orchestras in Chile. Together, TŌN and the Antofagasta Symphony interact and exchange ideas through our orchestral audition preparation virtual room. TŌN members help Antofagasta Symphony players navigate the standard audition orchestral repertoire.
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.