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  • British Violinist Decries Music Ed Funding Cuts

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Famed 25-year-old violinist Nicola Benedetti, who is set to perform this year at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms, recently attacked the British school system for what she sees as a declining commitment to music education. Famed 25-year-old violinist Nicola Benedetti, who is set to perform this year at the BBC’s Last Night of […] Read More...
  • National Philharmonic Teams with DC School Music Program

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Washington DC orchestra The National Philharmonic recently announced that it will begin partnering with the William E. Doar Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in an effort to get every student from kindergarten to 8th grade involved in music education.Washington DC orchestra The National Philharmonic recently announced that it will begin partnering with the […] Read More...
  • New Orchestra Chairs Promise Better Musical Results

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Designer David Brothers has introduced a new orchestra chair designed to optimize musicians’ posture and breathing. Designer David Brothers has introduced a new orchestra chair designed to optimize musicians’ posture and breathing. Brothers, a professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Art and Design, says that focusing a chair’s ability to influence […] Read More...
  • Nationwide Summer Symphony Festivals Round-Up

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012The Chicago Tribune has collected a comprehensive list of the country’s best summer classical music festivals that could be a useful tool in any educator or musical parent’s calendar. The Chicago Tribune has collected a comprehensive list of the country’s best summer classical music festivals that could be a useful tool in any educator or […] Read More...
  • Australia Pledges to Give Every Young Student Arts Education

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported great news for Australian arts advocates – every student in the country’s school system will now study dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts until they’re 10. The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported great news for Australian arts advocates – every student in the country’s school system will now […] Read More...
  • New Music Ed Standards & Assessment Site

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website (online at www.musicstandards.org). Music educators and administrators are increasingly aware of the rising expectations […] Read More...
  • Deaf Drummer Earns Spot In U. Arkansas Corps

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any sound at all. Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any […] Read More...
  • A Classical Music Rebirth in Palestine

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012The Times traces a resurgence in music from the 1993 founding of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music through the establishment in 2010 of the Palestine National Orchestra. The New York Times recently checked in on the increasing importance of Western classical music in Palestine. The music has a rich history there, including the […] Read More...
  • YOURS Project Offers Free Education to Chicago Students

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012A new program in one of Chicago’s public schools named for The People’s Music School’s founder, Youth Orchestras United Rita Simo, is providing free orchestral music education to Chicago Public School children. A new program in one of Chicago’s public schools named for The People’s Music School’s founder, Youth Orchestras United Rita Simo, is providing […] Read More...
  • NAMM Supports Make Music New York on June 21

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012“Make Music” celebrations will fill the air with music worldwide in 460 cities across 116 countries on June 21, 2012. “Make Music” celebrations will fill the air with music worldwide in 460 cities across 116 countries on June 21, 2012. National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is now lending promotional support to the growing Make Music […] Read More...
  • Latin Percussion Offers Unique Music Ed at Brooklyn Charter School

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012Under the stewardship of Omigbade Escayg, the Latin Percussion artist also known as “Cascadu” takes students in third through fifth grade on a rich musical journey. New York’s Brooklyn Charter School (BCS) has developed an innovative after-school program that focuses on percussion studies based on musical styles from across the globe, a program designed to […] Read More...
  • Violinist Joshua Bell to Perform with National Youth Orchestra

    Josh Harris | June 6, 2012Renowned American violinist Joshua Bell will be the featured soloist for the debut performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Renowned American violinist Joshua Bell will be the featured soloist for the debut performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The major new initiative will, beginning in summer 2013, bring together […] Read More...
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