Calling All Musicians From Harlem To Hollis To Make Music New York!

April 28, 2022

On June 21, 2022, the streets of NYC will come to vibrant life with live music concerts by local musicians just like you. That’s performing for our fellow New Yorkers from outdoor spaces including public plazas, Open Streets, parks, community gardens, libraries, and shopfronts from Harlem to Hollis.

We invite and encourage musicians of all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels — from seasoned pros to music students to emerging bands and beginners — and musicians and vocalists that perform in all genres, with every instrument and voice, to take advantage of this one of a kind celebration of music.

Join in an international day of music-making and revitalize our city, all while having fun and making new fans.

Register Here for Make Music New York! (

If you have participated in Make Music New York in the past, now is the time to renew your Performer profile for the coming festival. If you are new our mission, this is the perfect year to get involved, and the registration process is free, quick and easy.

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Just visit the registration page of the Make Music New York website to create your online profile, which will be visible to our network of host Venues, including those located in your very neighborhood.

If a Venue is interested in having you perform, they can email you a request for consideration. Likewise, you can search Venue profiles to find a match that works for you, and send out inquiries and performance requests of your own.

It is always free to participate in Make Music New York

The ethos of the festival is original in that we encourage everyone to take part and to take an active role to realize their concert.

You will work out the exact details of your concert times and production needs with your host Venue as Make Music New York handles the behind-the-scenes logistics and expenses for required permits, licensing fees, and more.

And we will widely market your concert performance in our online and social media marketing campaigns in the months leading up to the festival to help spread the word.

Nationwide Special Programs

Over 100 cities across the US, not to mention hundreds more around the globe, celebrate June 21, 2022, as an internationally recognized day to make music.

If you want to be part of something bigger than yourself, consider taking on a leadership role to present one of these special programs devised by our friends at the Make Music Alliance for the 2022 season.

Open call to lead Sousapalooza in NYC

We are looking for a diehard fan of American composer John Philip Sousa to lead a program of marching band music.

If you are connected to fellow Sousa aficionados and brass and woodwind players and want to take on this exciting challenge, please contact us at (email

Third Annual Young Composers Contest

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Young Composers Contest, presented this season in partnership with world-renowned vocal group The Swingles (

Composers aged 13 to 21 are invited to set the text of the poem “A Jelly-Fish ( ” by Marianne Moore to music for The Swingles.

A panel of distinguished judges will select a winning composition, which will be recorded by The Swingles and released on June 21, 2022.

The submission deadline is May 22nd, 2022 and full details are available at the Third Annual Young Composers Contest ( . Help spread the word among students and young friends!

And Now For Something Completly Different

Makey Makey ( is a circuitry invention kit that transforms everyday conductive objects — from playdough to bananas — into music-making touchpads.

We are not making this up! The company has a limited number of kits to donate to interested creators and is prepared to help them to devise fun new “instruments” to perform on June 21, 2022. Intrigued?

Let us know at ( .

Join The Make Music Team

Make Music New York is now hiring paid, seasonal Fellows for the final months leading up to our festival on June 21, 2022.

This unique employment opportunity is ideal for current college students and recent graduates interested in developing a career in the performing arts or as professional musicians.

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