Education Through Music participating in BronxNet’s “Bronx Edulution” televised remote learning, potentially reaching 350,000 Bronx homes

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Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to New York City students, is teaming up with BronxNet, a community media and media education organization serving the Bronx, to provide students with access to music education in their own homes via their cable box while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We know that providing the opportunity for kids to sing and dance is more critical than ever, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to join the Bronx Edulution and pursue equity in access to high-quality music education." ETM Executive Director Penny Swift

Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to 36,000 New York City students, is teaming up with BronxNet, a community media and media education organization serving the Bronx, to provide students with access to music education in their own homes via their cable box.

BronxNet is partnering with Bronx educators and administrators on the distance learning initiative Bronx Edulution to broadcast remote learning content on BronxNet channels. The content, presented by Bronx educators, covers a range of subjects geared towards elementary, junior high, and high school students, as well as their families. Programming blocks will feature ETM's original distance learning music education resources and videos as a part of the broadcast. The two-hour, weekday block will reach those students who may not have access to the internet or reliable devices.

Education broadcasts begin on Monday, April 20th, from 9 – 11am and can be viewed on BronxNet channel 68-Optimum and 34-Fios as well as the BronxNet website: http://www.bronxnet.tv, starting April 20, 2020, Content will also be programmed on additional BronxNet channels in the near future.

“We’re thrilled to partner with BronxNet.” said ETM Executive Director Penny Swift. “We know that providing the opportunity for kids to sing and dance is more critical than ever, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to join the Bronx Edulution and pursue equity in access to high-quality music education.”

"BronxNet is proud to partner with Education Through Music via the Bronx Edulution on BronxNet TV to bring important arts engagement programming to students through television as our communities endure the global crisis," said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe.

NYC’s Department of Education will also be providing some guidance. “Partnering with BronxNet is a super special and unique opportunity to for us to get into the houses of our students,” said Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Ross Porter in an interview on BronxNet.

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. You can view some of ETM’s distance learning resources on their website at http://www.etmonline.org/distancelearning.

The ETM model currently serves nearly 36,000 students in New York City, and our model reaches more than 15,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles and Denver. 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, Steinway & Sons, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and D’Addario Foundation. For more information, visit us at http://www.ETMonline.org

About BronxNet
BronxNet is the independent nonprofit organization serving the people of the Bronx with media production training, access to technology, and television channels. BronxNet programs six channels - 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on the Verizon Fios system and six channels - 67, 68, 69, 70, 951 and 952 - on the Optimum system in the Bronx. BronxNet's ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the world while our training programs and partnerships are a part of community development through media. For more information visit: http://www.bronxnet.org

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