PHOTO CALL: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Brian d'Arcy James, Kelli O'Hara, Rob McClure and More Launch PopsEd Initiative

By Matthew Blank
and Joseph Marzullo
25 Oct 2013

The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke and Board Member Kelli O’Hara launched the new PopsEd Ambassadors initiative, which connects The New York Pops network of talented guest artists with its transformative music education programs, on Oct. 21.



PopsEd music programs provide children throughout the five boroughs of New York City with opportunities to be inspired by music and to ultimately foster a life-long appreciation for the arts.



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Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes and Steven Reineke
Photo by Kevin B. Winebold/The New York Pops



PopsEd Ambassadors hail from stage and screen, and include Lynn Ahrens, Laura Benanti, Ashley Brown, Jason Danieley, Stephen Flaherty, Santino Fontana, Brian d’Arcy James, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie, Rob McClure, Laura Osnes, John Tartaglia, and Andrew Rannells.

About PopsEd
The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun. We make music open to all, and use tools like composition, lyric writing, performance and mentorship to foster learning and unbridled creativity. In doing so, we excite students and give them skills they can apply to all areas of their lives.