Music education

Some notes on how music benefits children

With the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington this month, parents have been asking me a symphony of questions about introducing their children to music.

Times Argus

Spotify and NYC Department of Education Collaborate on Music Hackathon

Here's a cheery tune: Spotify is partnering with the NYC Department of Education for a two-day event, Music Education Hack, where participants will push the boundaries of creative technology to create juicy music apps for the classroom.


Innovating and inspiring: the future of music education

Sistema Scotland is a music education project inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, where children from deprived backgrounds are taught how to play musical instruments.

The Guardian

Young Star Raises Funds for Making Younger Stars

Most of what you need to know about the classical superstar Lang Lang is helpfully summed up by the biography on his official Twitter profile: "Pianist. Mentor. Lifelong Student. Traveler. I believe that classical music is for everyone!"

The New York Times

Matt Glaser Wins Prestigious American String Teachers Association Award

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) awarded Berklee's Matt Glaser the prestigious Artist Teacher Award at its annual convention, held this year in Providence, RI. Glaser is the first non-classical string teacher to win the award, which is considered the ASTA's highest honor.

eJazz News

TDSB proposed music program cuts – whose line is it anyway?

The Toronto District School Board is poised to finalize $2-million in cuts that would eliminate music programs across the city. Trustees vote on the cuts, designed to help bridge a $27-million deficit, June 19.

Global News

Dr Ahmad Sarmast Interview

What inspired you to begin the Afghanistan National Institute of Music?
A strong belief in the incredible power of music, and specifically its ability to bring restoration and peace to Afghanistan.

The Guardian

Old music becomes new art

On a sunny day in Basel, delicate tunes waft through the windows of the Schola Cantorum, the world's oldest institution for the study of "old music". Eighty years on, that term - and the school's role - is constantly being re-defined.

Swiss Info

Music, Travel & Education

PBS's Beat Making Lab is a music and travel log that was developed at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in which musician educators Stephen Levitin and Pierce Freelon share the tools and techniques of digital music-making with young musicians in developing nations.

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