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Phone: 212-831-4455
103 East 125th St
7th Floor

New York
New York 10035

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Geographic areas served: New York, NY

The mission of Opus 118 School of Music is to provide quality music instruction and teacher development in an environment that nurtures excellence and creativity. Opus 118 is guided by the philosophy that all students are entitled to the benefits music provides and we are committed to serving students in low-income areas.  For nearly 12 years, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music has used music education and string playing to promote the love of music, improve academic performance, provide positive alternatives to drugs and violence, build confidence and self-esteem and help children explore the world. Opus 118’s work is documented in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Small Wonders and in the feature film Music of the Heart, starring Meryl Streep in her Academy Award-nominated performance as Roberta Guaspari, Opus 118’s co-founder and Artistic Director.Core Values:�Excellence in teaching, student activities and everything we do. �Access, inclusiveness and opportunity. �A caring environment. �A close relationship with our community. Vision:By 2015, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music will:�Provide excellent music education to 5,000 students annually.�Be a nationally recognized center for teacher development.�Continuously promote music education as an essential part of learning.

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Opus 118 Harlem School of Music is more than just a community music school. It is a place where an economically and racially diverse group of children and parents , all of whom have a passion for music, the violin, and excellence, come together and forge strong bonds throughout the years. The ... more »
Participating in this program empowered me to pursue excellence. In short, it saved my life by opening doors that I would otherwise have never known existed... more »
When I chose to send my son to a public school in NYC, part of my choice was driven by the Opus 118 program in the school. The program is so good and so in-demand that we had to enter a lottery to participate, and what a winning ticket it turned out to be. My son has gained so much discipline, poise... more »
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