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The Harmony Project: Lifting lives out of poverty

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The Harmony Project is a music program in Los Angeles' most troubled neighborhoods that puts instruments in the hands of children before the rampant gang culture puts a gun in them.
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Why Music Is Important: El Sistema Makes the Case to the World

Why Music Is Important: El Sistema Makes the Case to the World | Music and Social Change | Scoop.it

"The potent bonding experience of ensemble performance".... great takeaway!  

 

Read about the fundamental principles of the El Sistema method -- a trust in the power of music, intense and consistent immersion, an emphasis on excellence, warm nurturing of the individual child, and the potent bonding experience of ensemble performance.


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1960s music hero Riley: "The pendulum will swing" - Reuters

1960s music hero Riley: "The pendulum will swing" - Reuters | Music and Social Change | Scoop.it

Are we reaching a point in time where we prioritize mission and passion over money?  Is it even possible in America when bills have to be paid?  Sounds nice...

 

1960s music hero Riley: "The pendulum will swing"ReutersARLES, France (Reuters) - American composer Terry Riley, who penned the 1960s piece "In C" that earned him his reputation as "the father of minimalism" in music, thinks the pendulum will swing...

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The Music Man

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Cool program... sometimes I think we get too hung up on understanding "why" something works, when we should simply be impressed that it DOES work.  Don't worry so much about the why...

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The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Race Matters in Milwaukee – Part 3: The Effects of Milwaukee’s Segregation by Nathaniel Holton

The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Race Matters in Milwaukee – Part 3: The Effects of Milwaukee’s Segregation by Nathaniel Holton | Music and Social Change | Scoop.it

Metro areas that embrace diversity and collaborate succeed at a higher level than those that don't... interesting research about how Milwaukee is falling short, and how it impacts all of us.

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