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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.

Milken Institute Panel on Music and the Brain


How does music impact the brain?

Grant-Writing Tips for Musicians


Grant-writing skills are a necessity in our line of work, but the process does not come naturally to all of us.

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.

Sistema Toronto Celebrates Indigenous Music


A recent project from Sistema Toronto connected students with a local artistic tradition, Métis Fiddle Music, in order to expand their understanding of Indigenous music of the region.

Arts for Good Fellowship


If you are looking to connect with an international network of arts and cultural professionals, the Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship wants to hear from you!

Beautiful Mind & KEF Partner to Support Music Programs in Korea


The philanthropic organization Beautiful Mind has teamed up with audio equipment brand KEF to support music education and orchestral activities for children with disabilities and adolescents from low-income families in Korea.


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