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Austin Soundwaves Launches Aging-Cohort Program with National Guild Funding

03-02-2021

Austin Soundwaves (Austin, TX) has been awarded a grant from the National Guild for Community Arts Education to fund their aging-cohort pilot program Mariachi ParaTodos (Mariachi for All).

Last Call: YOLA National Festival Extends Audition Deadline

03-02-2021

The YOLA National Festival has extended the audition window for its July 2021 orchestral training program. The new deadline is March 6 (originally March 1). Open to students from all Sistema-inspired programs, students ages 12–18 are encouraged to apply for one of the two ensembles: the Symphony Orchestra (ages 14–18) or the Chamber Orchestra (ages 12–14).

DTMR Announces First-Ever Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival 8:04

03-02-2021

Decolonizing the Music Room has announced the first annual Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival, happening online on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as part of their 2021 programming.

OrchKids Opens Applications for Two-Year Teaching Fellowship Beginning Fall 2021

03-02-2021

OrchKids is now accepting woodwind, brass, musicianship, and string applications for their next class of OrchKids Teaching Fellows, Fall 2021 – Spring 2023.

Arts Education Policy Review Publishes Special Issue on Community Arts Organizations

03-02-2021

This special issue of the Arts Education Policy Review brings together perspectives from community-based arts organizations around the world to highlight and reflect upon the ways in which they and the youth they serve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic between March and September of 2020.

Apply for a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

03-02-2021

Might your organization be ready to apply for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts? Challenge Grants are for first-time applicants, and they support smaller organizations (that’s us) for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved.

Juilliard Builds Introductory “Music by Black Composers” List

03-02-2021

During the summer of 2020, a group of 20+ studio faculty chairs and other contributors from The Juilliard School created a list of “Music by Black Composers: An Introductory Resource.”

Former Gymnast Forges a New Path Building Violins

03-01-2021

Former gymnast Amanda Ewing left the corporate world after 16 years, taking her first steps toward a more fulfilling career and life.

The Impact of Colonialism on Diverse Musical Cultures: An Interview with Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo

02-17-2021

In a recent interview with the organization Decolonizing the Music Classroom, Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo, a professor of Ethnomusicology and African studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), gives an interesting perspective on how the arts field should treat and interact with traditional music from different cultures.

Sistema-Inspired Program Featured in the Toronto Black Film Festival

02-17-2021

For our Canadian readers, the Toronto Black Film Festival is featuring a documentary titled NEOJIBA: Music That Changes Lives, focusing on the social integration program NEOJIBA, which was originally inspired by José Antonio Abreu, in Salvador, Brazil.

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