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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.

Equity and Access in the Arts


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is taking steps toward realizing its 2022 Equity Action Plan to increase arts participation and engagement in historically underserved U.S. communities.

New Orleans Festival Is Activism in Motion


The Birdfoot Chamber Festival in New Orleans has an 11-year tradition of “youthful, rule-bending style,” often interactive, in unusual venues in New Orleans.

Power of Music Fund Supports Dementia Choirs across the U.K.


Music-making has palliative capabilities, no matter what stage of life we’re in. Recognizing that truth, the Power of Music Fund will offer £100,000 in grants to 100 community choirs and singing groups across the United Kingdom in an effort to bring the music’s transformational power to people with dementia and their caregivers.

Unlocking Business Success with Jazz


While most of us feature music centrally in our programs, how many of us use it as part of our troubleshooting process?

Grants for Afterschool Programs


What young people do with their free time matters, and afterschool music programs play a big role in supporting their wellbeing and success. Happily, a new grant program aims to keep these programs thriving.

Sounds of Change Documentary 


Readers interested in the special power of work in refugee and asylum centers will be inspired by a short film just released by the Netherlands-based organization Sounds of Change, which trains changemakers to effect social change through music.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects Launches New Cycle


The National Endowment for the Arts, the biggest funder of arts programs in the U.S., has launched a new cycle of its Grants for Arts Projects.

New Study to Explore Singing with Young Refugees


Research tells us that refugees are especially at risk of developing mental illness. Fortunately, evidence also shows that singing can help counteract those risks.

New Film from the Lewis Prize for Music


Want to see Creative Youth Development (CYD) in action? The Lewis Prize for Music, which supports youth-focused music organizations annually through their grants program, recently produced a short film to help increase public awareness and understanding of the CYD field.

Nucleo Founder Honored by the King of England


The teaching artistry field has caught the attention of the King of England.


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