I wandered across this poem today by American composer Linda Robbins Coleman. It is a classic, and sums up how I think most artists in British Columbia feel these days Continue Reading →
A group of 45 Moncton children is participating in an after-school orchestral program fashioned after Venezuela’s internationally renowned El Sistema initiative.The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra’s pilot program aimed at teaching Continue Reading →
It is sometimes difficult to get a clear picture of changing demographics of the communities we serve. One such tool that maybe useful for community music schools is the data Continue Reading →
From “The Tyee” article by Mark Lieren-Young. An excellent opinion piece about the current state-of-affairs. As k.d. lang mesmerized the world with her magical rendition of “Hallelujah,” I couldn’t shake the image Continue Reading →
For those of us in the world of Non-profit management, here is an interesting article from BC Business magazine about the fine art of interviewing canditates for your job postings. Continue Reading →
From the League of Orchestras’ Audience Demographic Research Review, an alarming graph that shows a comprehensive downward trend in generational participation in classical music. It uses data from the National Endowment Continue Reading →
What can be possible. Here is a glimpse of what a top elementary school band can look like in Japan.
I am sure this story rings true with many of us in the teaching profession. There is a small segment of our students that always seem to be over programmed Continue Reading →