A Revolutionary Education through Music

401 W. 164th Street (164th & Edgecombe Ave), NY, NY. 10032  email: office@whinmusic.org
phone: 1 (844) 489-0817

Mission

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School (“WHIN Music Charter School” or “WHIN”) will provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally .

Vision

With a uniquely challenging educational program that incorporates intensive daily music instruction, WHIN fosters innovative teaching methods, imbues students with a love of learning, and facilitates the development of our community through music, academic, and social inclusion.

Music at WHIN

El Sistema.

WHIN students preparing for rehearsal

WHIN Music Community Charter School will be the first El Sistema based school in New York City and ensure every student’s success by implementing a rigorous, inquiry-driven, project-based academic curriculum with two hours of daily music instruction based on the El Sistema model, whose inclusive philosophies and individual/social benefits for its participants.1

El Sistema is a model for social action through music, founded in Venezuela in 1975 by Maestro José Antonio Abreu, who believes that “music has to be recognized as an…agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values – solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community and to express sublime feelings.” To learn more about El Sistema click here.

Our Model.

WHIN student working on a class project

At WHIN Music Community Charter School, “music” is literally our middle name. WHIN offers two periods of ensemble music a day, five days a week, for all students, based in El Sistema’s principles of music as a vehicle for inclusion and social change.

Along with a common core aligned curriculum, WHIN features a music-centered interdisciplinary system enriched by El Sistema music instruction. These proven strategies cultivate students’ executive function and self-regulation skills and are anchored to three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control.

Our ensembles focus on vocal and instrumental music, with both strands building strong foundations of music literacy across all stages of musical development so students become authentic life-long and life-wide music makers. Alongside our ensembles, WHIN’s music-infused curriculum allows for authentic musical connections across all subject areas and disciplines.

News and Events

Social Media

Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Missing our school and our community these days, but we cannot wait to start up Hybrid Learning starting February 23rd! #WHINproud

Interested in learning more about Hybrid Learning or have any questions for us? Join us at one of WHIN's Virtual Town Hall meetings on January 27th and February 4th at 6pm to find out more.

Flyers and more information can be found on ClassDojo!
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Missing our school and our community these days, but we cannot wait to start up Hybrid Learning starting February 23rd! #WHINproud

Interested in learning more about Hybrid Learning or have any questions for us? Join us at one of WHIN's Virtual Town Hall meetings on January 27th and February 4th at 6pm to find out more.

Flyers and more information can be found on ClassDojo!
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
At WHIN, we believe that literacy is the key to our students' success! With a English Language Arts curriculum that engages our students through compelling, real-world content, our students learn to love to read and build the skills they need to be a leader in their community.

#WHINproud #nyc
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Can't wait to watch Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, and Dr. Nina Kraus lead NAMM's Believe in Music- Rally for Music Education! So glad for the opportunity to attend! Thanks NAMM Foundation, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, and Dr. Nina Kraus!

#Believeinmusic
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
The New York State Department of Education conducted a parent survey asking families in charters across the state how they rated their school during remote learning. I'm proud to share that WHIN has scored extremely high thanks to the support of our staff, families, and community! #whinproud Let’s keep up the great work, everyone!
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School
Some of us at WHIN took the extended weekend to practice a little bit more than just their instrument! #whinproud

1.  Cuesta, José (2008), Music to My Ears. For more information about El Sistema, please see the founder Abreu’s TED talk about El Sistema https://www.ted.com/talks/jose_abreu_on_kids_transformed_by_music.

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