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New Software Addresses Sound Delays in Online Music-Making


The latency issue of making music online—sound delays—undermine the video-conferencing musicians rely on to collaborate, and probably drive you crazy.

Teacher Health and Wellness Virtual Retreat


Winter Thaw 2021 is a virtual retreat aimed at providing music teachers with the tools to practice self-renewal and overall wellness.

El Sistema USA 2021 National Symposium & Seminario, February 15–19


El Sistema USA invites the field to participate in its virtual Symposium and Seminario, February 15–19 from 12:00-3:00 PM EST.

Arts Workers Are Building a Labor Movement


As the pandemic ravages many of the world’s major industries, a labor movement has developed within the arts sector.

The Lewis Prize for Music Announces Accelerator Awardees


The 2021 Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Awardees have been announced!

National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network


The National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network (NIMAN) seeks to provide mentorship to promising young musicians of color in their formative, pre-college years.

ChiMOP Launches New Collaborative Community Project


As part of their new Community Connections initiative, students from the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP) will pair with young people from partner organizations across Chicago to create an original composition that represents their community identity.

Rethink Your Program’s Language Around Black and Culturally Diverse Communities


Language matters and requires awareness.

Four Tools for Young Musicians Available from Carnegie Hall


Sometimes teenagers learn best from other teenagers.

Music to Save Humanity Offers Free Masterclasses


Music to Save Humanity is offering a free masterclass series that features renowned artists from all over the world working virtually with young musicians.


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