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New Deal Exhibit: Federal Music Project
An Online Catalog for the Exhibit at Brooklyn College
Similar to the other WPA art programs, the goal of the Federal Music Project (FMP) was to provide work for professional musicians: instrumentalists, singers, performers, and music teachers.
Listen to the WPA
WPA NY Civic Orchestra Album, 1939
Listen to an excerpt of the 1939 New York Civic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's "Elegy" from Serenade for Strings. Courtesy of WNYC Archives.
Federal Music Project Gallery
Free Band Concerts at the Brooklyn Museum
Federal Music Project WPA Poster Collection Courtesy of the Library of Congres
WPA: Songs and Music Everybody Should Know
Poster for a Federal Music Project series of programs on songs and piano music at the Prospect Plaza Community Centre, 912 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York. Physical description: 1 print (poster) : silkscreen, color. between 1936 and 1941
Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra Federal Music Project Poster
WPA poster, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.