As part of the "Music in Our Schools Month" celebration of March, 2013, the National Music Council (NMC) and the Music Publishers Association of the United States (MPA) have announced the release of a new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach respect and admiration for creators, inventors and their works.
Irish Composer Awarded Top International Choral Prize by International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)
Imagine the gargantuan task facing five leading international composers on the jury, working their way through 637 choral compositions from every corner of the globe, to select a First Prize in the International Federation for Choral Music's Second International Competition for Choral Composition?
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Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013: application deadline approaching, first presenters confirmed
The Atelier for Young Festival Managers 2013 is taking place in Beirut/Lebanon from 5-12 October 2013. While the application deadline is approaching, the programme of the Atelier BEIRUT 2013 is shaping: first mentors and presenters confirmed their participation, including Bernard Faivre d'Arcier, Hugo De Greef, Rose Fenton, Nele Hertling and Jonathan Mills. The sixth edition of the Atelier is the first in the Arab world; it is organised by the European Festivals Association (EFA) and the Beiteddine Art Festival. The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is EFA's 7-day training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors. Applications have to be submitted by 31 March 2013.
The 2013 edition of ECSA's Creators Conference opened with a panel discussing freedom of speech and authors' rights. Entitled "Your Voice – Your Rights", the panelists Yekaterina Samutsevich (Pussy Riot), Alfons Karabuda (ECSA) and Ole Reitov (Freemuse) discussed key concerns of music writers, including freedom of expression and censorship in music.
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