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

Milken Institute Panel on Music and the Brain


How does music impact the brain?

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.

Drake Music Scotland Transforms Music Notation Teaching


The nonprofit organization Drake Music Scotland is proving that technology can be more than a replacement for in-person experience.

Celebrate the Magic of Mali


Google Arts and Culture, a free educational platform partnering with cultural institutions around the world, has published Mali Magic, a digital exhibition of Mali’s rich cultural and musical heritage and the efforts to preserve it.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we want to share some educational resources for your classroom or community group.

From Carnegie Hall, Online Resources for Summer Exploration


Your students’ music education doesn’t have to end with the school year. Carnegie Hall’s Resources for Young Musicians offers young people the chance to freely explore their creativity and musicianship over the summer.

Agrigento: Advancing Music as Social Action 


Music for social change is a field with enormous potential, yet one that has not been fully realized because of a central paradox: a common reliance on musical and educational practices that have little to do with social change.

‘Aesthetic Perspectives in Evaluation’ Webinar


For all our efforts to quantify and report the results of our arts programs, many of us struggle with zooming out to evaluate our organizations. An upcoming free webinar hosted by Americans for the Arts might help: “Aesthetic Perspectives in Evaluation” will take place online on May 10 (15:00–16:15 EST).

Timeline of African American Music


Carnegie Hall’s “Timeline of African American Music,” created by Portia K. Maultsby, Ph.D., is an educational resource showcasing the evolution of African American music over the past 400 years.

Arts & Cultural Sector Reports Center Voices of BIPOC Communities


A national research initiative, Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation, has released two reports on the impact of the pandemic on equity and access within the arts and cultural sector, highlighting perspectives from BIPOC-serving organizations.


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