Music education

Herb Wong: Visionary founder of BUSD’s jazz program

Wong was the visionary principal of Washington Elementary School who was responsible for hiring Phil Hardymon, Dick Wittington and Bob Chaconas to teach jazz to little kids in the Berkeley Unified School District, way back in the late 1960s.

Berkeleyside

Schools may be de-emphasizing music, but 'Jazz Intervention' is bringing it to youth

Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Talking about jazz at Berklee

"A lot of what we're doing is basically taking the pulse right now of what is happening in jazz in America and beyond," said Eric Gould, pianist, composer, and chair of Berklee College of Music's jazz composition department.

The Boston Globe

Listen Imagine Compose

Sound and Music, Birmimgham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University have announced the publication of a new report detailing ways that every school can support young people learn to 'Listen, Imagine, Compose'.

Sound and Music

NAMM Foundation Spotlights 2014's Best Communities for Music Education

"These schools and districts make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child".

Digital Journal

La musique aide au développement du langage

La musique a-t-elle un effet sur les apprentissages de la lecture et de l'écriture chez les jeunes enfants?

Techno Science

Japan: Music educators tapping Vocaloid

The Vocaloid singing voice synthesizer software has grown into a pop culture sensation. It is now beginning to be utilized in the field of music education in Japan.

Japan Times

Early Years Music Resources

Here are some resources to help plan and deliver music sessions for Early Years (0-5 years old) and young children.

BSharp Resources

Want to study and become a mariachi musician? In Mexico, now you finally can

Mariachis, traditional Mexican musicians whose music originated in the 19th century in the state of Jalisco, play music for paying customers in public places, bars and restaurants, or at weddings and parties, and have been officially declared an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" by UNESCO.

PRI


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