In 2017, Out of the Ark Music, worked with 24 primary schools to measure the impact of fully integrating singing into the school curriculum.
New York’s Education Through Music – working with under-resourced schools: 2017-18 Evaluation Report
Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York-based charity which partners with under-resourced schools in New York City to provide music as a core subject for all students. Its evaluation report gives useful insights into its vision, mission and values as well as its process and outcomes.
Music education helps the social and emotional development of children in Jalisco, Mexico
ECOS, Music for Development is a state music education programme in Mexico. To measure the effect of the programme, an evaluation was carried out in 2017 to gather information on its impact.
New consortium forms to address music education inequality
Four of the UK’s most innovative access-to-music organisations – Creative United, OHMI, Drake Music and OpenUp Music – have come together to help tackle the crisis in music education.
‘Instruments for Kids’ project seeks old music equipment
The Welsh Assembly Government launched a new music project called, “Instruments for Kids”, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in November 2017.
South African foundation uses music to divert young people from gang and drug culture
The Unisa Music Foundation in South Africa is giving about 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds access to musical instruments and free lessons.
Music lessons by Skype planned by new arts education centre in Cambridge
The new Centre for Research and Engagement in Arts, Technology and Education plans to stream recorded and live music lessons to people across Cambridgeshire via Skype.
Bring back music education in Ghana – MUSIGA
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has issued a statement advising the government to reinstate music education to the school curriculum.
Big Noise Torry helps disadvantaged children in Aberdeen
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
How music is transforming children’s lives in Uganda
Brass for Africa was founded nearly 10 years ago to help disadvantaged children in Uganda to discover self-confidence and pride within themselves from playing together in a brass band.
National Association for Music Education research archive
The National Association for Music Education in Virginia, USA, has a very useful advocacy resource which gathers together research on music education.
“An Instrument for Every Child” – Estonia’s ambitious music initiative
As part of Estonia’s centenary celebrations in 2018, an ambitious project which is aiming to comprehensively upgrade the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall.