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L.A. Philharmonic Offering Free Lesson Plans and Concerts

04-20-2022

Schools and families around the world can register for free access to on-demand lesson plans and concert videos on the L.A. Phil’s website and will receive an access link when the platform launches on May 9.

Yo-Yo Ma Offers a Message of Hope for Afghan Musicians

04-20-2022

We’re heartened to share an update from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) following our coverage of their evacuation last year.

SHIFT Project Addresses U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Cultural Sector

04-20-2022

Many arts and cultural organizations are orienting—or have long been orienting—their work toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. A free new resource is here to help with that process: SHIFT—Shared Initiatives For Training.

El Sistema School WHIN Expands Charter

04-20-2022

The U.S.’s WHIN Music Community Charter School, the country’s first school to be designed and founded on El Sistema principles, has renewed their charter for five years—expanding to a new middle school this September.

Timeline of African American Music

04-20-2022

Carnegie Hall’s “Timeline of African American Music,” created by Portia K. Maultsby, Ph.D., is an educational resource showcasing the evolution of African American music over the past 400 years.

Funding… for Carnival Music

04-20-2022

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Violinists Support Ukraine

03-16-2022

In this moving video, 94 violinists from around the world come together to accompany violinists in Ukraine, some in basement shelters, on a Ukrainian folk song.

Young European Musicians Unite in Groundbreaking Concert

03-16-2022

In February 2022, the Philharmonie de Paris was filled with the music of young people from across the continent. Young musicians from all 27 E.U. member states, representing 15 European Sistema-inspired initiatives, came together to participate in an ambitious project—Orchestre Démos Europe.

Lewis Prize for Music’s Accelerator Awards Application Opens March 25

03-16-2022

The Lewis Prize for Music has announced that their 2023 Accelerator Awards application will open on Friday, March 25.

El Sistema Luxembourg Relaunched

03-16-2022

Originally founded in 2015, El Sistema Luxembourg has announced its relaunch, with the goal of bridging the gap between Luxembourg’s vast music education institutions and the minority groups, often disadvantaged new arrivals, who struggle to navigate the system.

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