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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.
News & Resources
The 3rd International Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE) Conference is happening online this year, October 7–9.
Last June, we told you about UNICEF’s #ChildrenUprooted campaign, which set out to portray three refugee children in Greece as video game heroes.
Forces of Art is a book containing a wide-ranging series of investigations into diverse cultural organizations and social change projects around the world.
Do you have young people in your program, in the U.S. or any other country, who would like to engage with peers (ages 16–24) in open conversations?
Here is an endlessly fascinating app for those with global curiosity.
Here is an innovative opportunity for young people in the Los Angeles area.
PBS Newshour recently caught up with Black Violin to discuss the group’s ongoing mission to disrupt people’s impressions of what classical music should be.
Where do instrument reeds come from?
Would you like to present your work at a global conference focused on inclusive arts and cultural engagement?
Laura Hassler, Founder/Director of Musicians Without Borders, in conversation with Pablo Mendez Granadino, Founder/Director of Armonia Cuscatleca
Looking back, Pablo is sure it was the all-night music-making that inspired him.
Born in war-time El Salvador, Pablo Mendez Granadino grew up in Los Angeles after his parents had fled from their village, San Pedro Perulapán. There had been musicians in his family for generations; he studied violin as a child and taught for five years at L.A.’s Harmony Project, an El Sistema–based music project for children from underserved communities. Chances to return to El Salvador to see his extended family were few and far between; when he went back to San Pedro in June 2015, it had been 15 years since his last visit. He was 30 years old.