About Us

Our Mission and History

Our mission is to provide arts education for the students of New York City.

Young Audiences New York was founded in 1952 to give young people living in poverty access to performances – specifically chamber music concerts in their own neighborhoods. Since the 1970s, we have expanded to focus on the artistry of children, giving them opportunities to create alongside professional artist. Nearly 70 years since we began, we remain committed to our cause: using the arts to level the playing field for New York City’s children in under-resourced schools and communities.

Why We Love What We Do!