MOMENT is the past, present and future of music as seen through the unique lens of New York City. A collective archive and living museum of music, dedicated to the history of cultural diversity in NYC.
We strive to cultivate and preserve the musical communities and cultures of New York, specifically looking at how they creatively intersect through time, technology, and technique — bringing music history to schools, advocating for musicians rights and local music business, and creating work for local musicians. To that end MOMENT is creating the virtual, and physical, Museum of Music & Entertainment in New York City — a community center for all of New York’s musical communities.
Our education program brings this rich history of music to schools throughout the City in the form of presentations, performances and events, to preserve this history and inspire future generations. Beyond a unified look at New York’s diverse music history, MOMENT speaks to the significance of music to us as humans and how it has changed through time, industry, and technological advances. From the Lenape Indians to Tin Pan Ally, bebop and Broadway; from salsa and punk rock to hip hop and opera; from the Brill Building, the Apollo and Carnegie Hall to folk music, minimalism, doo-wop, boogaloo and disco New York City has a soundtrack like no other city. You can learn more about our educational programming here.
MOMENT is a chartered museum through the State of New York and is a nonprofit 501c3 tax-exempt organization. To find out more about what we do and learn how you can be involved please contact us. MOMENT is a museum of, for and by the people of NYC and all input is welcome. With musicians, music industry veterans, arts organizations, businesses and community leaders we are building a coalition that is the foundation of MOMENT, making it a truly New York institution. Our programs have received funding, in part, from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Citizens Committee for New York City and The Musicians Performance Trust Fund, through the American Federation of Musicians and the musicians union Local 802. We hope that you will join us.
Genji Peter Siraisi – (Director)
Alex Moulton – (Director of Marketing)
Emily Wakeling – (Director of Development/Treasurer)
Simone Guliani – (Director of Programs)
Steve Shiffman – (Secretary)
Erica Lee Young
Gary Katz – music industry veteran, record producer, Steely Dan
Maurice Bernstein – CEO Founder Giant Step,
Nicky Siano – DJ, Studio 54, Paradise Garage
Olympia Kazi – NYC Artists Coalition, former Director Van Allen Institute, Institute of Urban Design
Alice Arnold – A2Studios, Filmmaker, photographer, educator, Fulbright Scholar
Steven Blush – American Hardcore, Lost Rockers, New York Rock
Alcina Cortez – Objects Of Sound, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences – New University of Lisbon, MOMENT Director of Research & Development
Noel Lobley – Ethnomusicologist, University of Virginia, Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford
Chris Theberge – CEO Musicworks
Scott Kushner – CEO/Executive Producer MediaPlace
Marissa Siraisi – Product Manager Simon & Schuster
Jason Walker – Youtube Partner Product Manager
Julie Covello – (DJ Shakey) Warper Party
Jeannie Hopper (LSL/WBAI)
James Gala (DJ Jazzy Nice)
Roberto A. Herrera – PhD, RPA College CUNY
Ben Wigler – City Reliquary Museum
Mindy Cooper – Broadway Performer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Actor
Steve “Steinski” Stein – Producer, Artist
Bob Brockman – Grammy Awarded Producer
Yuka Honda – Cibo Mato, producer, composer, musician
Roy Nathanson – Jazz Passengers, Lounge Lizards
Hans Tammen – Harvestworks, Endangered Guitar, Third Eye Orchestra
Jen Castro – former El Museo del Barrio Artist Educator and Educational Coordinator
Jasmin Jodry – MOTO TV
DJ Nickodemus – Turntables on the Hudson, Wonderwheel Recordings founder – Advisory Board?
Brad Craig – Producer, musician, Chuck D, ESPN, ESPY Awards, O’Jays, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Theater Wing Foundation,
Barry Heyman – Attorney Heylaw, Institute of Audio Research
Nancy Siraisi – retired Professor of History, Hunter College
Bennet Miller – Independent musician, Music Educator
Julian Velard – Singer/songwriter, independent artist
Sonya Manalili – Music Supervisor Eyeball
Mark Gartenberg – MG Limited
Eric Beall – Vice President of A&R at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, A&R executive Zomba Music and Sony ATV
Jay Rodriguez – Tito Puente, Celia Cruz
Fima Ephron – Independent musician
Richard Worth – University of Liverpool Prof. Lecturer in Music
Moment NYC (EIN #38-3943443) is a non-profit organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code and chartered as a NY state museum.