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WATCH: Video Showcases History of Venezuela’s El Sistema, Including Vintage Footage


On Day Two of the El Sistema USA Symposium & Seminario (happening this week—get tickets here!), a group of five leaders from El Sistema Venezuela joined the gathering to present a pre-recorded video that may be useful and informative for many programs.

Sessions Still Available for Fifth Annual SIMM-posium Conference


Online sessions are still running for the fifth annual SIMM-posium conference, which provides a platform for conversation and debate around the social impact of music-making.

Takeaways from Remote Learning in Refugee Camps


Music programs all over the globe have been struggling to reinvent themselves as part of the switch to virtual learning.

Global MOOC Alliance Opens Call for Student Projects That Address UN’s Sustainable Goal for Education


Do you have an ambitious team of students who might be ready to take on a Global Massive Open Online Challenge?

Boston Music Project Shares Students’ Digital Collective Compositions


Since the pandemic began, Boston Music Project (BMP) has worked on creative ways to engage their students through virtual teaching—including composition.

Encourage a Young Person to Apply for the Global Student Prize


Do you have a truly extraordinary student?

Los Angeles Philharmonic Offers Masterclasses for Middle and High School–Aged Composers


Here is a rare opportunity for your budding composers.

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.

Arts and Disabilities: Service-Learning in Trinidad and Tobago


The first service-learning course I taught at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Academy for the Performing Arts (APA) was a Residency in Community Arts. I chose to partner with the Consortium of Disabilities Organization (CODO) to offer my students a mentored residency working with students with disabilities. As I don’t have a background in special education, I decided to collaborate with a colleague from the University of the West Indies, music therapist Jean Raabe, to run an intensive workshop before the semester and join me in mentoring students on the project.


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