New Brunswick Youth Orchestra

 
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A Creative Response to Business as Usual

05-18-2022

Hats off to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, whose clever response to a recent Infiniti ad turned the company’s stereotypical (and insulting!) depiction of a youth orchestra on its head.

Harmonizing Across Many Languages

02-04-2020

At Sistema New Brunswick (NB) on Canada’s east coast, we’ve recently faced a unique challenge with broad implications: How best to integrate students of disparate languages into one program? What began in 2009 with one centre and 50 children has grown to over 1,200 children daily, in ten locations, all learning and playing orchestral music. Until September 2019, however, all of these students worked in their own districts, using their own languages.

Intentional or Accidental? Creating Powerful Organizational Culture

05-28-2019

Picture this: In ten years, your traditional orchestra, with four decades of history, has morphed to include a rapidly expanding community social outreach component.  From an initial pilot project, you now teach 1,100 children daily, in 10 locations, with 60 Teaching Artists from 7 countries.

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