Making Dreams of Studying Music a Reality!

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music has been reaching out to area public and private schools since 1992 and has collaborated with the Englewood Public School District (EPSD) since 1997. That initiative has been praised by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation as "...a stellar example – one of the finest in the state." More recently, Thurnauer has partnered with The Moriah School in Englewood and the Solomon Schechter Day School in New Milford. Offering three levels of focus, the Music Discovery Partnership serves children in grades 1 to 12 during and after school, on-site and at the Thurnauer School.

Chamber Music Express (CME)
During a week-long residency, CME introduces students to live classical music with a string quartet of artist-teachers from the Thurnauer School. The musicians work with classroom teachers to integrate music learning into the academic curriculum.

Music Discovery Partnership I (MDP I)
Taught by an outstanding artist faculty, MDP I offers students in the elementary grades a 32-week, hands-on, in-depth introduction to music, laying the groundwork for instrumental and choral participation in their school setting. It offers musicianship classes and the Young People's Chorus at Thurnauer, as well as instrumental instruction and participation.

Music Discovery Partnership II (MDPII)
MDP II, a scholarship program for Englewood Public School District students in grades 6 through 12, takes place at the Thurnauer School. Open to the most highly motivated students who have participated in MDP I, or have been recommended by the Englewood music faculty, it includes private lessons, musicianship classes, group class, performance ensembles, and recitals. MDP II students are fully enrolled in the Thurnauer School and may continue in the program throughout high school. MDP II students have gone on to study at Stanford, Rutgers, and many other major universities and conservatories.