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Music can engage, empower, and repair
After beginning her presentation with a performance of Debussy’s Syrinx at Royal Albert Hall, Balsom explains and illustrates—with real-life examples—how children’s active musical participation can “engage, empower, and repair” their personal, social, and community lives. At one point, she argues … Continue reading
“Reign of Error” author Diane Ravitch challenges the notion that education can be broken down into a series of data points.
Charles Limb on creativity
Music Education as/for Artistic Citizenship
See my new article “Music Education as/for Artistic Citizenship” published in Music Educators Journal.
Meryl Streep on her favorite teacher
Please consider attending and/or presenting at MusicLearningLive!Asia in Singapore in 2013. This conference is being organized by Dave Price, founder of “Musical Futures.” Among other things, this conference will pivot on a dynamic new presentation format. I’m looking forward to participating in … Continue reading
PS 22 Chorus
Among the many films being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival is a documentary story that unfolded right here in New York. It’s called “Once In a Lullaby” and tells the story of Staten Island’s most well known school choir … Continue reading
Japanese elementary school band
Yogi Berra Explains Jazz
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Yogi: I can’t, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So … Continue reading
1. “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, I hope it lands on a philosophy professor.” Stephen Colbert 2. Descartes walks into a pub. The bartender asks, “Will you have a beer?” Descartes answers, “I think … Continue reading