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New Incubator Programs for Social Justice Music Initiatives in the U.S.


The Vermont nonprofit organization Music to Life has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Mellon Foundation to support its accelerator programs for musicians working for social justice across the United States.

Special Event & Resources for Women Artists at Risk


Diaspora Arts Connection, a nonprofit organization supporting artistic expression among diasporic groups, is lifting unheard female voices as part of their annual event Let Her Sing.

South Asian Symphony Orchestra Holds Concert for Peace


On July 30, the SASF performed their latest concert, “Peace Notes,” in Chennai, India, performing a repertoire that spans Asia and Europe.

Five Tech Tools for the Elementary Music Classroom


Digital platforms for creating music are ever-increasing, and many of these tools are free and easy to use online.

Songwriting for Public Health


Music is a powerful way to communicate an important message—that’s why it is so often used in public health campaigns and social movements.

A Database of Protest Songs


The most comprehensive database of English protest songs now lives at the University of East Anglia, compiled as part of a two-year research project titled Our Subversive Voice: The History and Politics of the English Protest Song.

Young Musicians Take Part in Global Music Education Program, Encuentros


Encuentros (Encounters) will welcome young musicians from around the world to an intensive orchestral leadership and music training program that includes community initiatives, masterclasses, and mentorship opportunities with international guest artists.

New Essay and Podcast Series from The Lewis Prize


The Lewis Prize for Music, which supports Creative Youth Development organizations through their annual Accelerator Awards program, has developed two new series that share insight and personal experience from leaders in the field.

Grant Awarded to International Study on Music and Displaced Youth


Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has funded a groundbreaking multi-year project that explores how music and storytelling can support the wellbeing of migrant and refugee children.

A Creative Call to Climate Action


This June, in London, England, hundreds of children participated in Hope 4 Justice, a performance piece and call to action in response to the current climate emergency.


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