News and Resources

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

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.

D’Addario Grants Available for Nonprofit Music Education Programs


The D’Addario Foundation provides support to nonprofit music education programs in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on trusted community organizations that are executing immersive, enduring music education and youth development programs.

Birdsongs Top the Charts (and Protect Biodiversity)


Last December, an album of endangered birdsongs, Songs of Disappearance, lasted several weeks among the top 50 albums in Australia—besting Taylor Swift, to name one of its contemporaries.

New Orleans Students Lead Second Line to Honor Uvalde Victims


Music’s healing potential was on display in New Orleans last month, as students, teachers, and community members came together to honor the lives lost in the Uvalde school shooting.

Global Make Music Day – June 21


June 21, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, a worldwide celebration of music as it should be—free and open to all.

Apply for the Making Tracks Fellowship


Young musicians looking for a way to deepen their social engagement can benefit from the Making Tracks Fellowship, an annual program for emerging music professionals to create new collaborative works, develop youth-focused strategies for community engagement, and receive mentoring from industry experts.


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