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,

Read more about us »


Habitat4Music at TEDx (please click “Read more” to view TEDx video)

joey ted talk 2014

“Habitats for Music and the Sound of Math” I start my talk with a bit of my own family history, describing my own experience growing up in the public housing projects in Harlem where my parents created what I call … Continued

Read more »

H4M Professionals

katie in haiti 3

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.

Read more »