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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.

Songs to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day


How often do your students learn songs by Indigenous Peoples?

One Beat Residency Now Accepting Applications


Musicians ages 19–35 from 50 eligible countries can apply online through September 2, 2022 for an eight-week residency in the U.S., to take place in the spring or fall of 2023.

OAcademy Offers Fast-Track Artist Diplomas in 2023


In 2023, the innovative digital training platform OAcademy is offering the first fast-track Artist Diploma program, expanding certification options for musicians with limited time and resources.

Call for Applications: Sphinx LEAD


Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a leader in the arts? Sphinx is searching for the next cohort of U.S.-based leaders to take part in its two-year LEAD (Leaders in Excellence, Arts, & Diversity) program, an annual executive leadership training program for Black and Latinx arts professionals.

El Sistema Greece Takes Part in Country’s Inaugural Refugee Week


This year, to mark World Refugee Day (June 20), El Sistema Greece took part in the country’s first-ever Refugee Week, celebrating the creativity and resilience of those who have experienced forced migration.

New Incubator Programs for Social Justice Music Initiatives in the U.S.


The Vermont nonprofit organization Music to Life has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Mellon Foundation to support its accelerator programs for musicians working for social justice across the United States.

Special Event & Resources for Women Artists at Risk


Diaspora Arts Connection, a nonprofit organization supporting artistic expression among diasporic groups, is lifting unheard female voices as part of their annual event Let Her Sing.

South Asian Symphony Orchestra Holds Concert for Peace


On July 30, the SASF performed their latest concert, “Peace Notes,” in Chennai, India, performing a repertoire that spans Asia and Europe.

Five Tech Tools for the Elementary Music Classroom


Digital platforms for creating music are ever-increasing, and many of these tools are free and easy to use online.

Songwriting for Public Health


Music is a powerful way to communicate an important message—that’s why it is so often used in public health campaigns and social movements.


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