Music is Basic to Education - The Mozart Academy

“Your ideas, music and thoughts offer inspiration…filled with courage, hope and confidence.”
First Lady, Hilary Clinton

Music is as essential to education as reading and mathematics, yet instruction is unavailable to most. Read Caroline’s full statement…

Caroline Stoessinger
Founder & President, The Mozart Academy

Music is Our Language - The Mozart Academy

ALICE HERZ-SOMMER
PIANIST, 107

Alice, the worlds oldest Holocaust Survivor begins each day practicing Bach and Beethoven. “My life is rich with music. Music saved my life.”

MIA FARROW
AND JOSHUA BELL

Mia & Josh with Mozart Academy students performing at John Jay 2010 Justice Award Ceremony, honoring Barry Scheck and the Innocence Project.

PRESIDENT
VÁCLAV HAVEL

President Václav Havel congratulating members of the Mozart Academy chorus following a performance at Columbia University for Forum 2000.

Music is Our Language - The Mozart Academy

SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC

Among our diverse students are children of John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty and staff, John Jay College students, and children of new immigrants who receive weekly individual instrumental lessons, ensemble and theory classes tuition free. The Mozart Academy is the only school providing individual tuition free lessons to beginners of college age and children age 3 who would otherwise miss the opportunity due to lack of access and the cost.

Music is Our Language - The Mozart Academy

The Mozart Academy is grateful to the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation for the development and support of this website.

NY1 New Yorker of the Week Caroline Stoessinger

NY1 Caroline Stossinger

Mozart Academy founder Caroline Stoessinger named NY1 New Yorker of the Week. VIDEO ›

International Students - The Mozart Academy

Sharaza, cellist from Rwanda

The Mozart Academy is a United Nations of young musicians who play together and learn from each other. Children from the developing world are admitted on scholarship.