A visiting music history program
for New York City schools

Taking students on a journey
through the musical history of New York City...

Education, Performance, Preservation

MOMENT NYC is an education program dedicated to bringing the rich history of New York’s music to city schools through presentations, performances, and events.

Music created in New York City has reached and influenced nearly every corner of the globe. Our mission is to celebrate this diverse heritage, to support the city's musical communities, and to educate and inspire future generations to carry on the great tradition of music and innovation in New York City.


Our visiting school program presents the history of music in New York City through live performances by world-class musicians in a format that invites student participation. The performance is made up of songs from key genres of music along with discussion and context.

We offer followup editions of the program covering specific periods, genres and subjects in further depth including:
Jazz : From Stride piano to Swing, and Be Bop • Song Writing and Publishing in NYC, From Tim Pan Alley to the Brill Building • That's Entertainment!: Vaudeville to Broadway • NY Latin Music: Afro Cuban Jazz, Boogaloo, and Salsa • NYC Rock: Doo Wop to Punk Rock • Soul, Disco, and Hip Hop • NYC's Famous Venues From the Village Vanguard to the Apollo and Carnegie Hall • The American Folk Revival, Folk Rock, and the Cultural Revolution of the 60 • Avant Garde and the Minimalists • Technology: Its Effects on Music and the Recording Industry

MOMENT NYC modules can be tailored to individual school's needs and resources.


We need your help!

We are a community-supported program. Please consider a donation or resources.


We are looking for volunteers to expand the program: parents, teachers and organizers who are actively involved in their local schools and communities to assist in bringing the program to locations around the city.


We are seeking donations in the form of funding, services, materials and even great ideas!
Consider making a donation today!


In addition, there will be fundraising events which will be a lot of fun and will require volunteers and involve music and maybe even dancing! Stay informed by joining our mailing list here.

Learn more about how you can support MOMENT >