The program offers students interested in a career in live music exclusive access behind the scenes of the iconic Jones Beach Theater through venue visits, educational workshops and co-op placements.

Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, has joined forces with Jones Beach Theater and the national nonprofit Music Forward Foundation to offer students from underserved communities a range of music industry career-ready programs, including venue visits and paid internships. The initiative aims to In engages Long Island youth in exploring career paths in the music industry and equips them with the necessary skills and resources to succeed in their chosen field.

Music Forward @ Jones Beach Theatre, a community partnership with Northwell Health, Partnering with Long Island’s high school and community partners provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to inspire personal and professional growth and prepare the next generation of music and live entertainment industry leaders.

The program offers students interested in a career in live music exclusive access behind the scenes of the iconic Jones Beach Theater through venue visits, educational workshops and co-op placements.

Behind-the-scenes experiences in the iconic 15,000-seat amphitheater will begin in June. As students consider career paths within the industry, they will highlight the variety of careers that make live music possible.

“At Northwell, we are partnering with organizations across Long Island to provide summer employment opportunities that will expand employment opportunities for local students and allow them to pursue their goals and advance their careers,” said Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer Maxine Carrington said. Northwell Health. “We are excited to be part of this program with Music Forward, helping students gain the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to thrive in this industry.”

Twelve graduating high school students will be selected to participate in the program’s seven-week co-op in July and August. Each week of the internship program will include practical training and job shadowing, mentorship from industry professionals, and workshops focused on career preparation. Additionally, the program will highlight a variety of careers associated with producing live music events such as talent acquisition, venue operations, live production, marketing, ticketing, and more.

“This is a unique opportunity to positively impact young people in the underserved communities we are serving. They have the opportunity to work with music industry mentors who can provide them with insights into the industry,” Community & Population said Debbie Salas-Lopez, senior vice president of wellness.

“The Jones Beach Theater staff would like to thank Northwell and Music Forward for partnering with us to create this show,” said Adam Citron, General Manager, Northwell Health, Jones Beach Theater. “The amphitheater is a great part of the community and a great place to start a career. Our entire staff looks forward to helping students get their start in the music industry.”

Through this partnership, Northwell Health and Music Forward will help remove barriers and increase access and opportunities for BIPOC youth, young women and underrepresented communities in the music and live entertainment industry. This move is in line with Music Forward’s goal of contributing to a fairer industry and society.

“We are honored to partner with Northwell to launch the creative workforce program and create exciting new opportunities for Long Island youth,” said Nurit Smith, executive director of the Music Forward Foundation. “We look forward to providing these students with the knowledge, resources and access they need to lead music and live entertainment into the future.”

The 2023 Summer Concert Season at Northwell Health at the Jones Beach Theater on Tuesday, June 13 will host Hot Summer Nights with TLC, Shaggy, En Vogue and more; Steve Miller Band with Joe Satriani on Saturday, July 1; Luke Bryan Thursday, July 6; Counting Crows with Dashboard Confessional, Saturday, July 8; Big Time Rush, Sunday, July 9; Sam Hunt, Friday, July 14; KIDZ Bop Saturday, July 15; Tuesday, July 18, Matchbox Twenty; Wednesday, July 19, Dave Matthews Band; Boy George & Culture Club, Sunday, July 23; Mudvayne, Friday, July 28; Sunday, July 30, Godsmack and Staind; Alien on Wednesday, August 2; Goo Goo Dolls Saturday, August 5; Joe Bonamassa & Styx with Don Felder on Saturday, August 12; Lumineers on Friday, August 18; Disturbed Saturday 19th; Slightly Stupid and Sublime with Rome Saturday 26th August; Smashing Pumpkins Wednesday 30th August; Descendants with Sum 41 and Simple Plans Saturday 2nd September; James Taylor 3rd September Sunday, September 8; Sting, Friday, September 8; Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, Saturday, September 9; and the Zac Brown Band on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17. Tickets are on sale now at

About the Music Forward Foundation

Music Forward transforms young lives, inspires careers, and advocates for a more inclusive music industry. Music Forward connects the community to the music industry, inspires ambition and creates momentum to redefine possibility for the youth and industry we serve. Music Forward invites everyone to contribute to moving the culture forward; join the movement by following @MusicForwardand learn more about www.musicforwardfoundation.organize.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State, with 21 hospitals, approximately 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. Thanks to the philanthropic support of our community, we care for more than 2 million people each year in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Our 83,000 employees — 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed physicians, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners — are working to improve healthcare. We are making medical breakthroughs at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.For information on our 100+ medical specialties, visit Northwell Education Network And follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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