Habitat4Music | Habitat for Music connects highly qualified, passionate, young American-trained classical musicians with children living in challenged areas across the world. We seek to empower these children by way of long-term, committed, participatory music education while providing an invaluable and unforgettable experience for their young mentors. —Founders/Directors : Joseph Swensen, Victoria Eisen,

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H4M Professionals

Teaching brings joy at Habitat4Music.

Habitat4Music will recruit only the most highly qualified recent graduates of American music conservatories and Universities to teach children and create classical music programs in under resourced and challenged areas of the world. We call these young musicians Habitat4Music Professionals and we call the places they will serve Habitat4Music Satellites.

During the course of their one or two year long residencies, which many will choose to take in their “gap year,” these young musicians will gain invaluable skills in leadership, marketing, and management vital to their future success in any field.

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Habitat4Music at TEDx

TEDx - "Ideas worth spreading"

On October 10, 2013, just prior to the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the world’s leading thinkers, doers and visionaries will gather at the New York Institute for Technology Auditorium on Broadway for the TEDxNYIT event: Meta Resiliency “the resiliency of resiliency”.

Global Ambassador to Habitat4Music and Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic, Carter Brey, will speak at this event on the topic of “Inspiration”. Mr. Brey will then join the Amphion Quartet, Premiere Resident Quartet of Habitat4Music, in a performance of the first movement of the Quintet in C by Franz Schubert.

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Total Immersion Program

Immerse yourself in the study and performance of two great composers for two intense weeks.

This year’s two-week seminar, focusing on the works of Joseph Haydn and Igor Stravinsky is open to musicians of all ages and will include private lessons, master classes, chamber music coachings, open rehearsals, lectures, concerts and much, much more.
Each instrumentalist will be offered five private lessons and six chamber music coachings with members of the Habitat4Music faculty. Conductors will receive five intensive, highly personalized private lessons with Dr. Swensen in addition to numerous group lessons, mini-workshops, and the opportunity to conduct large chamber ensembles in rehearsals and performances. Participation in this seminar is part of the required training for all Habitat4Music Professionals.

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