Music education

Teach arts, watch kids grow

Arts education has undergone an immense transformation in the school system. It has become less popular these days, unlike the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM education).

The Star Online

Cantonese opera inspires next generation: art form flourishes in Hong Kong’s schools

Primary and secondary students are discovering a strong connection to their cultural roots when they have the opportunity to participate in Cantonese opera productions.

South China Morning Post

South Africa: Here's Why Music Education Is Essential For Underserved Schools

“I think it’s therapeutic for a lot of kids to learn how to play instruments and give you a chance to vent, give you a chance to release some of the dark energy that we’re all surrounded by right now,” he said. “I think music just allows another way to escape it or another way to process it.”

Huffington Post

The Flip Side of Arts Education in Cuba

There’s no doubt that Cuba’s Arts Education system is a global reference. Since January 1959, the arts and literature were put in everyone’s reach as part of the Revolution’s new cultural policy and society’s poorest classes had the opportunity, for the first time ever, to see their dreams of becoming artists, dancers, musicians, painters, architects or filmmakers come true.

Havana Times

France: Au collège, une chorale par établissement dès 2018?

Chaque collégien aura l'occasion d'avoir deux heures par semaine; il s'agira d'une nouvelle option comme le latin. "C'est la première fois que le chant choral entre dans les programmes et que l'on fait accéder une pratique artistique à ce statut-là d'enseignement", affirme le ministère de l'Education.

Huffington Post

Rethinking the singalong

What I am proposing is that you purposefully put the singalong into a different category in your mind.

Oxford University Press

Can You Develop Perfect Pitch?

Perfect pitch is obviously an enviable trait among musicians. But can you develop it for yourself? Is it even that important?

Guitar World

12 Reasons to Let Your Kid Major In Music

1. They won’t spend four years trying to decide what to major in.

Digital Music News

A Guide to Breaking Cultural Barriers in Today’s Orchestra Classroom

The orchestra classroom of yesterday has evolved. The days when orchestra programs were only available to the affluent Caucasian and Asian people groups are fading, and the growth of diverse orchestra programs are gaining momentum.

NAFME


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