Music education

Nominations Process Complete for First-Ever Music Educator Award

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

The Wall Street Journal

Using music to keep kids in school

Interview with Tonya Lewis-Taylor, a singer and former Roc-A-Fella Records publicist who co-founded the non-profit organization Entertainers 4 Education Alliance.

NBC Tv

Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp

School lunch is often synonymous with loud noise. Studies have shown the decibel level in some cafeterias is as high as a lawn mower. Every so often, though, students at Alice Terry Elementary School, southwest of Denver, are asked not to make any noise.

KQED

Music education must keep on moving

If we weren't already excited enough to welcome back the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel to the Barbican last month, their residency also included Future Play: Music Systems in the 21st Century, a major symposium of leading artists and educators from across the world to analyse the current and future state of music education, both in the UK and abroad.

The Guardian

Can the internet open up classical music to a wider audience?

In recent weeks, some of my long-held assumptions about classical music, education, and the intersection between the two have been seriously challenged – by "MOOCs", of all amazingly named things.

The Telegraph

Taking Action: SupportMusic and NAfME State Leaders Oppose Legislative Measures Detrimental to Music Education

The Support Music Coalition, led by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM), reacted quickly when the Lansing, Michigan School Board voted to cut music, art and physical education elementary teaching positions from the 2013–14 budget. The district wants to replace the teaching positions with "consultants."

NAfME

Have Some Fun

Every fall since I began teaching at SUNY Fredonia, I've been asked to come speak to the School of Music's Freshman Seminar class in order to let them know about our composition program.

New Music Box

Inquiry tunes in to music in regional schools

The chairman of a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry wants regional schools to tell him about the problems they face when trying to run music programs.

ABC News

Touching the Heart of Many with Music

"My son started to play music with a calculator. One day, his father and I were surprised to hear some musical sounds comong from his room.

Bernama


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