Events/Performances

 
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Celebrate Make Music Day

06-21-2023

Today is the 41st annual World Music Day, or Fête de la Musique, a worldwide celebration of free and accessible music.

El Sistema Toronto Youth Sing Their Truth

06-21-2023

El Sistema Toronto students teamed up with award-winning Indigenous hip hop artist Cody Coyote and Juno-nominated Toronto rapper Saukrates to write and record “WAY: We Are Young,” a song that captures both the hopefulness and vulnerability of young people who are coming of age in a rapidly changing world.

The Conference of the Birds

06-21-2023

Drawing inspiration from a Sufi poem about a flock of birds searching for the meaning of life, Teach for India has dreamed up a beautifully unique artistic vision of modern India. Promoting liberty, equality, fraternity, and justice, The Conference of the Birds is a Sufi and Hamilton-inspired hop hop production co-created by Teach for India students and alumni and other performing artists.

AIM’s Music Capsules Offer Snapshots of How We Learn

06-07-2023

If you’re a teaching artist, or have ever been one, you’ve probably wondered: Should I always take the lead in the learning process? Are there ways students can take the lead sometimes? What’s the best way for my students to learn?

Such questions are often the focus of “The Firebird Fellowship,” the program at the heart of the Academy for Impact through Music (AIM), a global innovation lab for changemakers tackling educational inequality through music education.

WolfBrown Report on NYO2

05-17-2023

Researchers from WolfBrown spent six years studying Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 orchestra, a free orchestral program engaging musicians from historically underrepresented communities in classical music. Their resulting report, “With Freedom of Soul to Do and Be: A Longitudinal Study of Young Musicians in Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 Orchestra,” offers an insider’s look into what makes a youth orchestra truly inclusive.

El Sistema Returns to the United Nations to Pay Tribute to Maestro Abreu

05-17-2023

The National Children’s Symphony of Venezuela returned to Geneva this past April for a special performance at United Nations Headquarters, marking almost a decade since the visit of El Sistema founder Maestro José Antonio Abreu.

GLI Imagined Community Concert: Streetwise Street Party at Streetwise Opera

05-03-2023

During our several months working with Streetwise Opera, we learned that the organization has already initiated projects that take performances out of the concert hall and into the streets. Our concert proposal sought to continue those projects with a logical next step: “Streetwise Street Party: A Community Celebration.” An afternoon tea-themed street party for all ages, the community concert is designed to share Streetwise’s work on a city street temporarily closed to traffic in London, one of the cities Streetwise serves.

In the Netherlands, Public and Private Sectors Partner toward Music for All

05-03-2023

In 2014, arts education in the Netherlands was in a dire state. In particular, music education had suffered from years of budget cuts in primary schools. There was an increased focus on the “case subjects,” such as language and math, as well as changes in the teacher training colleges, where only one or two modules of music education remained in the curriculum. 

Applications Open for The Lewis Prize’s 2024 Accelerator Awards

04-18-2023

The Lewis Prize for Music is now accepting applications for the 2024 Accelerator Awards.

Attend the 8th Annual SIMM-posium

04-18-2023

The Brussels-based organization SIMM (Social Impact of Music Making), a worldwide research-oriented network of scholars and practitioners, will hold its 8th annual symposium in Brisbane, Australia, November 2022, 2023, and is now seeking proposals for research papers in the field.

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