The Orchestra is dedicated to working with the community to provide quality music education for Long Island children. Reaching over 30,000 students, educators and parents annually, the Arts-in-Education Program includes a variety of presentations in the schools and in concert halls.

The Philharmonic believes that parents and organizations such as the PTA and B.O.C.E.S. which play an integral role in bringing cultural events to the schools should be informed and acquainted with programs designed to encourage a cultural partnership between parents and their children, with their schools and with the Philharmonic, in order to nurture Long Island's cultural environment and to educate our young people.

Contact information for Arts-in-Education Programs

Karen Beluso, Director of Education & Community Engagement

(631) 293-2223, ext. 118 email:

Mara Lepmanis, Education Assistant
(631) 293-2223 ext. 111 email:

Click here to download the 2009-10 LIP Education Brochure


Long Island Philharmonic Instrument Drive

Empty Your Closets!

Put Your Out-of-Practice Instruments to Good Use.

Music LIvz, the Philharmonic's Arts-in-Education program is seeking donations of musical instruments to aid in the instruction and enlightenment of Long Island's children.

The Philharmonic is collecting musical instruments for band and orchestra programs in Long Island’s underserved schools and to help these schools start programs when none exist. We are also collecting instruments for our future Instrument Petting Zoo so that children get to draw a bow across a violin, make music on a clarinet or trumpet, and discover that the magic to create music resides in all of us.

Your generous gift will help the community.
You can make a difference.

Call:631-293-2223 ext. 118 • email:
or ext. 111 • to arrange an instrument donation

Become a Music Mentor

You, someone you know, and local businesses can give the musical experience of a lifetime to Long Island’s school children.

• Send young listeners (grades 1-8) to a Philharmonic Youth Concert
($8/student for study materials, no charge for teachers/chaperones)
• Send a band, orchestra, chorus, an academic class, or a school club
(grades 7-12) to a Classics Concert ($5 per student, teachers/chaperones)

Ensemble school visits:
• Bring a Philharmonic string, woodwind or brass ensemble to your local school
for a performance, workshop or residency ?(ensembles perform at all grade
levels; cost varies with size of ensemble)

To become a Music Mentor or to learn how you can involve local businesses and music lovers in mentoring a class, contact the Education Office at 631-293-2223 ext. 118 • or 111 •

Long Island Philharmonic • Box Office Phone: 631-293-2222 • Business Office Phone: 631-293-2223 • Fax: 631-293-2655 1 Huntington Quadrangle • Suite 2C21 • Melville, NY 11747