The Conversation

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

What Makes a Song ‘Happy’?


Michael Bonshor’s recent article in The Conversation examines the many reasons why certain music makes us feel good. Surprise: it’s all tied to individual preferences. 

Article from Global Youth About the Social Value of Art


As young people age and move further away from their primary relationships (parents, teachers, schoolmates), they feel less optimistic about their personal futures. Art becomes a point of contact, an urgent communication, and a hope, according to this article with a multinational view in The Conversation: “After Coronavirus: Global youth reveal that the social value of art has never mattered more.”


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