3 Business Skills Every Music Educator Should Know

by Elisa Janson It’s no secret that many of us are entering our first music teaching jobs only to find that we haven’t been fully trained for the many aspects of our job. We have spent years in the mastery of our music and pedagogy, only to realize that many of our required tasks have … Continue reading 3 Business Skills Every Music Educator Should Know

Be Like Beethoven: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

by Terry Wolkowicz Could Beethoven be the answer to solving the world’s growing plastic pollution problem? If you ask any of the 4,800 children living along the South Coast of Massachusetts, their answer would be a resounding yes! During the 2018-2019 Learning in Concert program, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra partnered with over 55 local … Continue reading Be Like Beethoven: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA

by Amy Nathan “Music is my life. I will never stop playing cello,” says Vanessa Johnson, one of the young people whose early experiences with music are featured in the book The Music Parents’ Survival Guide, published in 2014. Since more than five years have passed since this book went to press, we are checking in … Continue reading Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA