Turtle Bay Music School works to increase access to music education, appreciation, and performance through its free and low-cost community programs.



Free Concerts & Family Events

Turtle Bay Music School proudly presents its annual concert series, offering a wide variety of free concerts, workshops, and family events that are open to all members of the community. See our calendar for a list of free concerts and events!


Public School & Community Partnership Programs

Turtle Bay Music School is pleased to offer a host of partnership opportunities for public schools, senior centers, and community centers who seek music programs. Turtle Bay Music School prides itself on working closely with each partner to create appropriate, sustainable programs that benefit participants, teachers, schools, and the communities they serve.

In addition to these programs, TBMS is equipped to provide any number of music programs, residencies, and in-school presentations in a wide variety of musical genres.


The Saturday Music Project

The Saturday Music Project (SMP) is Turtle Bay Music School’s music education program offered to motivated and dedicated students (beginning in grades 3 through 5) from across the five boroughs, who have a love of music, but little or no access to music instruction. Each student accepted into the SMP program is awarded a full-tuition, four-year scholarship.

City Voices Ensemble

In Spring 2018, TBMS is launching a new, free vocal performance program for motivated and dedicated students ages 13-17 from every borough of NYC. Our program combines Standards-based arts instruction with community engaged pedagogy principles to inspire students to develop character, musicianship and artistic voice. One of the key components to the program, and what sets this apart from other youth choruses, is our focus on giving our young singers professional experiences in the rich theatrical and musical venues unique to New York City, both at Turtle Bay Music School and beyond.


Perform-A-Thon is a whole weekend of nonstop music making! It is also the cornerstone to our annual fundraising campaign to help TBMS provide free and low-cost music education to New York City students, musical outreach to community centers, and free concert series for the community at large, as well as fulfill all scholarships and financial aid requests.

Thank you to our supporters.

TBMS Community Programs are made possible by many funders to whom we are extremely grateful.

These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.