Education Through Music Announces Colleen Stewart as Director of Programs

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The new Director of Programs will play a vital role in facilitating the expansion of ETM's program in New York City schools.

Colleen Stewart, Director of Programs at ETM.

Colleen's expertise and leadership are invaluable to the future of the organization.

Education Through Music (ETM) announces Colleen Stewart as the new Director of Programs. She will be responsible for the planning, coordinating, implementing, documenting and evaluating of ETM’s educational programming. Ms. Stewart will play a vital role in facilitating the expansion of ETM’s program in New York City schools.

Ms. Stewart has an extensive background in music education, beginning as a music teacher in parochial and charter schools in Minnesota and Florida. In 2009, Ms. Stewart became the first music teacher at Harlem Success Academy 2, and furthermore went on to launch a general music, choral and band program at Success Academies that now serves 5,000 children in grades K-12. Ms. Stewart’s experience in launching music programs in schools will be instrumental in her new position where she will develop and oversee relationships with education professionals and institutions of higher learning to promote the ETM Model and program.

With a B.A. in Music Education (Voice) from St. Catherine University and an M.A. in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, Stewart founded two Success Academy schools as an assistant principal and principal. This led her to take on greater leadership positions at Success Academy central offices where she oversaw all of the organization’s arts, athletics and extracurricular programming.

“We are so excited to welcome Colleen to the team as Director of Programs, and further the growth and expansion of our program,” says Executive Director Katherine Damkholer. “Colleen’s expertise and leadership are invaluable to the future of the organization.”

About Education Through Music
Education Through Music was founded in 1991 to promote the integration of music into the curricula of under-resourced schools in order to enhance students’ academic performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with elementary and middle schools to develop sustainable, long-term music programs.

The ETM model currently serves 30,000 students in New York City, and our model reaches another 12,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles. ETM’s comprehensive, sustainable music education network has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers and foundations, including The Music Man Foundation, CMA Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Steinway & Sons, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and D’Addario Foundation. For more information visit

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