El Sistema, Venezuela’s cherished youth orchestra and choir training program, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and a student delegation from New York got to experience the musical festivities thanks to a sponsorship from CITGO. 40 students from UpBeat NYC, a “nonprofit organization that provides free musical training for underserved children in the South Bronx,” headed down…

Want to raise money for music programs and help the environment? That’s what Music Matters is doing in Maine. Four business joined forces this summer for the first Music Matters drive in order to raise their goal of $12,000; the efforts will help 12 school communities in Maine keep and support their music education programs.…

You’ve probably seen the video: a classroom full of young kids rocking out to their amazing instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, never missing a beat. With almost 4.5 million views, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists got the Internet’s attention and became a well-deserved viral sensation. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are comprised of an assortment of…

A TEDxCanberra talk from October resonates strongly now that we’ve moseyed out of the school year and into summer amid music budget and program cuts—music educator Anita Collins asks what if kids could have musical education before the age of 7? When Dr. Collins pursued her Ph.D., her topic of choice was looking at how…