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David Submits Testimony for $30 Million Increase for NYC’s Arts & Culture

Katie Cox

Last week artists, arts advocates, and leaders in NYC’s cultural institutions gathered at City Hall to give testimony for a $30 million increase in NYC’s funding…

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David Testifies at City Hall for a Budget Increase for NYC Arts & Culture

David Johnston

  New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing Testimony FY19 Friday March…

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Announcing Our 2017-18 Con Edison Composers in Residence

David Johnston

Edward W. Hardy Residency: Turtle Bay Music School Edward Wellington Hardy is a critically acclaimed violinist, violist and composer. He performs as a soloist, chamber…

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EtM Rallies for the Arts at City Hall

David Johnston

On Monday, EtM’s Executive Director David Johnston attended a rally at City Hall to speak out against eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts. “I stopped…

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Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) Announces New Brooklyn Partner For 2017-18 Con Edison Composer Residencies

David Johnston

First Partnership with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music NEW YORK, NY, March 7, 2017 – Exploring the Metropolis (EtM), the only nonprofit organization dedicated to analyzing…

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EtM’s First Public Programs at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

David Johnston

This last month EtM and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning hosted two public programs from our EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies. The first public…

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EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Doug Balliett Commissioned By BSM

David Johnston

Doug Balliett, our 2016-17 Con Edison Composer-in-Residence at Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has been commissioned by BSM for their Student Composer Project A4TY: Album…

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Announcing the Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency Panelists

Katie Cox

We are delighted to announce the panelists for the inaugural round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency. Panels took place on Thursday, December 1,…

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Long Time Board Member Gives EtM Matching Grant of $50,000!

Katie Cox

We are thrilled to announce that a long time Board member has offered a $50,000 challenge match! This is a great opportunity for EtM supporters…

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EtM Hosts Rooftop Fundraiser

David Johnston

On October 13, EtM hosted a Rooftop Fundraiser at Symphony House on West 56h Street near Carnegie Hall. Richard Carrick, a previous EtM Composer-in-Residence and…

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