Summer Music Partnership Program

Festival of International Folk Music

Festival of International Folk Music

Since 1973, the Summer Music Partnership Program (SMPP) has provided tuition-free dynamic musical experiences for young children from Harlem area day care centers, preschools, Head Start centers, NYC EarlyLearn programs, and social service agencies. Every summer, the five-week program provides opportunities for expressive age-appropriate singing, instrument playing, movement, artistic expression, and an increased understanding of the elements of music. The program strongly emphasizes collaboration, cultural awareness, and the development of each child’s musical understanding. The SMPP culminates each summer with the Festivals of International Folk Music, a celebration of the children’s artistic accomplishments at Diller-Quaile.

Diller-Quaile is pleased to offer free-of-charge Professional Development Workshops for teachers and counselors whose centers are enrolled in the SMPP. Please visit the Early Childhood Teacher Development  (link) page for a complete list of Teacher Development Workshops.

The Summer Music Partnership Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, and The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

Diller-Quaile is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on contributions to its Annual Fund each year to help support its NYC Community Programs and Scholarship Fund.