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

Mockingbird Foundation Offers Funding to U.S. Music Education Programs


The Mockingbird Foundation is currently inviting inquiries for funding from schools and organizations that provide music education programs to U.S. students.

YOLA National Festival 2023 Opens Call for Applications


As the year winds down, summer festival opportunities are already knocking on our students’ doors—including the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s YOLA National Festival.

New Frontrunners Program Expands Access to Online Learning


Programs in the Sistema Europe (SE) network have a new opportunity for professional development. The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has invited programs in the SE network to participate in the EUYO’s free online learning program, EUYO Frontrunners.

Changemakers in the Music Classroom


Are you a music educator interested in learning more about technology in the classroom? How about diversity and equity in band programming? These subjects and more will be covered in the Longy School of Music’s Free Virtual Weeknight Workshops series.

For the Lost Creative


A new resource database, “For the Lost Creative,” is now available to arts students and young professionals looking to take the next steps in their career paths.

Music and Mental Health, from the Mouths of Students


PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab has taken a fresh look at how music can impact the wellbeing of young people, examining the ways that rhythm, music-making, and songwriting can help young people to self-soothe and express themselves creatively.

Attend the CultureForHealth Report Launch


CultureForHealth, a multi-year project funded by the European Union, has pulled together recommendations from 300 scientific studies and 500+ projects that examine the influence of art and culture on health and wellbeing across Europe.

The Path to Funding


The Peabody Institute has published an open educational resource for early-career artists who want to develop their craft and then find funding for it: The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability.

Singing in Virtual Reality


Researchers at the University of York’s Audio Lab are having a go at improving the experience of singing together online through virtual reality.

Europe101 Call for Applications


Europe101, a groundbreaking online leadership program created for and by young people, is now accepting applications.


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