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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.

Applications Are Open for the AIM Teaching Awards 2022


The Academy for Impact through Music (AIM) is accepting applications for its 2022 Teaching Awards, which will recognize up to nine music educators who demonstrate a distinct connection to AIM’s pedagogical framework—the Five Pillars you read about on our site last month.

New Resources from the League of American Orchestras


The League of American Orchestras, which supports 700 member orchestras across North America, has recently launched three resources aimed to support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the orchestra field.

Online Platform Supports Youth Mental Health with Music


The Glenn Gould Foundation in Canada wants to help teenagers use music to find their way through these mentally challenging times. To do so, they have created Instrumental, a free online platform designed to help young people process and engage their feelings through music.

Apply for the Prince Claus Seed Awards


The Prince Claus Fund, which annually recognizes 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers, has opened applications for their 2022 Seed Awards

UNESCO Publishes Report on Creativity as a Public Good


This new report from UNESCO—”Re|Shaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good”—took four years to prepare, reporting how to advance the understanding that creativity is a public good.

Carnegie Hall Offers Music Tools for Young Learners


We have included a note about Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers free online curriculum for early learners before, but with new material, it is better than ever.

New Research Supports Music as Treatment


New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy proves that music heals, suggesting that, in the future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax, and overcome sadness.

Learn about Article 31, Which Supports a Child’s Right to Play


Did you know that your work with young people directly supports Article 31 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Music for Pets


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The Ensemble Is Hiring a Content Editor—Come Work with Us!


We’re hiring a Content Editor! If you’re knowledgeable about the music for social change field, passionate about its growth and impact, and eager to join a collaborative editorial team working to help build a better world for the next generation—we want to hear from you.


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