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PopsEd Mission —

The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.

PopsEd makes music open to all, and uses tools like composition, lyric writing, performance and mentorship to foster learning and unbridled creativity. In doing so, these programs excite students and give them skills they can apply to all areas of their lives.


About PopsEd

PopsEd programs serve thousands of children every year. Since the inception of the first education programs in 1990, more than 60,000 children have been touched by the magic of music through PopsEd.
One of the goals of PopsEd is to provide children with the opportunities to be inspired by music and to ultimately foster a life-long passion for the arts.

The New York Pops provides children with free music lessons, free admission to rehearsals and concerts, and free classroom programs designed to spark the creative potential within every child. You never know exactly what moment or which experience will spark that creative flame, but it can happen — and through PopsEd, it does!


Programs & Residencies —

Kids on Stage
Kids in the Balcony

PopsEd Ambassadors —

The PopsEd Ambassadors – chaired by Board Member Kelli O’Hara and Music Director Steven Reineke – are some of the brightest performers working today, brought together in an effort to raise awareness of the incredible programs PopsEd offers to the community.

See who our PopsEd Ambassadors are by clicking here

Bring PopsEd to Your School or Organization

Each PopsEd program is developed individually with each school or organization to fit their specific needs and budget.

For more information, contact:
Analisa Bell
Education and Operations Coordinator


PopsEd Sponsor