“What Music Means To Me” Brings Multi-Media Exploration of Music’s Significance to the NAMM Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2014) - Combining moving testimonials, original photographs and audience participation, the NAMM Museum of Making Music unveils "What Music Means to Me" its most personal and interactive exhibit yet. Inspired by Richard Rejino's multifaceted project of the same name, "What Music Means to Me" opens up a channel where music makers—amateur, accomplished or aspiring—can communicate the power of music in their lives. Patrons are invited to view, listen and contribute to the experiential exhibition, which opens on December 12, 2014 and runs through August 2015.

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World Choral Day on December 7th 2014

Celebrated every year on and around December 7th, World Choral Day is an international choral event to extol the values of solidarity, peace and understanding.

It only takes a few minutes to register your event for the World Choral Day, share in the power of choral music around the globe, and unite with other choirs around the world!

Choral music for peace,
Choral music for friendship,
Choral music for artistic passion, and
Choral music for connecting our choral world!

Do you have a choral concert in December 2014?

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Call for application open – Apply for Atelier Gwanjiu until 12 January 2015!

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31 August – 6 September 2015:

Call for Application

Are you part of the next generation of artistic festival directors? Do you want to broaden your programming skills and be inspired by experienced leaders in the field? Do you want to join a new network of future festival leaders worldwide?

The Festival Academy, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), is delighted to announce that the Atelier for Young Festival Managers will take place for the second time in Asia from 31 August to 6 September 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea. The Atelier Gwangju will coincide with the inauguration of the Asian Culture Complex (ACC), in close collaboration with the Chonnam National University and the ACC's Asian Arts Theatre. Ten renowned festival directors will guide 45 participants from the region and from all over the world through the 7-day training programme in this special context of a very ambitious and momentous art project in Korea.


NAMM Foundation Increases Access to Top Youth Arts Programs

Carlsbad, CA, November 13, 2014—The NAMM Foundation empowers life-enriching, after-school arts programs through a new partnership with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Awards. During a White House ceremony on November 10, 2014, the NAMM Foundation stepped up as the lead sponsor of the awards, which recognize the country's best creative youth development programs that engage students in the arts to increase academic achievement, improve literacy abilities, communication and cultural awareness.

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"Opérabus": an Opera + a bus

"Opérabus" has recently been inaugurated in Valenciennes (France). Along with 50 volunteers from his association, Yannick Lemaire, artistic director of Embar(o)quement Festival (an affiliate of REMA, the European Early Music Network) has completed his challenge; that of transforming a bus into a real opera theatre, with stage, backstage, seats, and high quality baroque design.

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Atelier for Young Festival Managers POZNAN 2014 inspired the next generation of festival leaders

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The Festival Academy's latest edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, the training programme initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), concluded in Poznan, Poland on 26 October 2014.


Musicians associations call for the strengthening of opera houses and orchestras in Europe

Currently, 182 orchestra musicians and opera chorus singers of Rome Opera (Italy) are dismissed, the Chamber Orchestra of Denmarks Radio in Copenhagen is forced to stop operations on November 25, 2014, the Symphony Orchestra of Cordoba (Spain) faces a budget cut by 40 percent.


Atelier for Young Festival Managers POZNAN 2014 – Seven Mentors Announced

[PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, Belgium] The Festival Academy's Atelier for Young Festival Managers, the training programme initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), announces seven renowned festival directors from all over the world who will participate in the next edition in Poznan, Poland from 20-27 October 2014 organised in collaboration with the Malta Festival Poznan.


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