Music education

Student exchange between universities in Kenya and Uganda

As part of the African Music Development Programme, students from The Technical University of Kenya visited the Department of Performing Arts and Film at Makerere University in Uganda, for over a month from June 12th to July 16th.

African Music Development Programme 

Support for anniversary tour of the Palestine Youth Orchestra

The Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) was established in 2004 by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM), with the vision of bringing together young Palestinian musicians from around the world in a high-quality orchestral ensemble.

The Orchestra will be inaugurating its second decade by touring France this summer. The tour will take place between the 17th and the 29th of August. 84 young musicians will gather in France for two weeks of music making and will present concerts in Paris, Lyon and Aix-en-Provence. See the project description here.

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The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement and positively changing young lives in countries all over the world.

Huffington Post

Deaf students make music

Deaf high school students are playing music with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as part of a workshop with a profoundly deaf concert pianist.

ABC

To Create Better Doctors, Cultivate Their Creative Side

Two members of a prominent medical school faculty make the case for incorporating arts-related training into the curriculum.

Pacific Standard

'Music education is vital in today's pressured world'

It is invigorating and inspiring well beyond a curriculum which is only a small part of lifelong learning, writes Marlborough Master Jonathan Leigh.

The Telegraph

USA: Musicians Offer Free Music Lessons with New App

Funding for music in public schools has been slashed by more than 40 percent over the past five years, according to the Performing Arts Alliance.

NBC

Using Humor As a Teaching Tool in the Music Classroom

Research supports the use of humor in the classroom, citing that teachers who employ humor facilitate the retention of information, increase speed of learning, improve problem solving, relieve stress, reduce test anxiety, and increase student perception of teacher credibility.

NAFME

India: Rooted in the classical tradition

"The unique way of training brought me here," he refers to the guru-shishya tradition that is followed at the music school. He is one among the 13 amateur musicians who completed a four-year course recently. First of its kind in South India, the Gurukul is imparting Hindustani classical music education since 2011.

Deccan Herald


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