As an intern at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Music Institute, which focuses on education and community programs both in the city and around the country, I have already learned so much about the organization, its goals, various departments and the paths taken by Carnegie Hall staff. I have worked on my own projects reflecting and evaluating the success of last season’s programs through surveys as well as created production material for the upcoming season of Neighborhood Concerts and CarnegieKids Concerts. I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the final 2012-13 Neighborhood Concert, which was at a local hospital in the Bronx and featured a Latin jazz group called Son de Madre. This experience was incredibly valuable to me because I was able to see the results of all the work put into the program and talk to audience members, many of whom were hospital staff, patients, or community members who couldn’t seem to stop smiling or dancing to the music. Every person I have met has been very welcoming and open to explaining their path to Carnegie Hall. It is incredibly exciting to see all of the wonderful things going on and I can’t wait to see how they continue to develop and try new programs!