Gather Together

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Showing Up as a Global Field: A UNESCO Invitation for Our Readers


We say we are a global field. But are we? An open call from UNESCO—which you may not have heard about—presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to move in that direction.

Giving Voice to the Guatemalan Community


Maria José and Mario have transformed children playing into the serious work of making music and being together. Before they even realize it, children are singing and performing as a common extracurricular activity. They know that Querido Arte is a space where their voices matter.

FilarMed Wins Classical:NEXT Innovation Award


The Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellín (FilarMed) was honored with the Classical:Next Innovation Award in May, celebrating forward-thinking music projects around the world.

Side by Side Is Finally Back


After two years of digital alternatives, Side by Side 2022 returned to Gothenburg, Sweden over a few sunny days in June.

Global Make Music Day – June 21


June 21, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, a worldwide celebration of music as it should be—free and open to all.

Apply for the Making Tracks Fellowship


Young musicians looking for a way to deepen their social engagement can benefit from the Making Tracks Fellowship, an annual program for emerging music professionals to create new collaborative works, develop youth-focused strategies for community engagement, and receive mentoring from industry experts.

Partners in Music Learning Offering Capacity-Building Grants


Music organizations everywhere are working to provide critical services to young people in these turbulent times. For U.S. organizations that are dedicated to that goal but lack the capacity to keep serving young people, Partners in Music Learning can help.

Students Explore Their Family History through Music


An inventive initiative at a Northern Californian music program is connecting young musicians of Central and South American descent with their family heritages.

New Fellowship Program Supports Cultural Workers in the Global South


In response to the limited support given to arts and cultural sectors in the Global South, Living Arts International has launched the South-South Arts Fellowships—a pilot program to deepen connections among cultural workers living and working in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

Two Opportunities from Musicians Without Borders


Musicians Without Borders is offering a webinar and in-person training in 2022, both focusing on the role of musicians in supporting communities affected by conflict.


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