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A little over a year ago, I had the good fortune to participate in a symposium hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Kennedy Center entitled “Music and the Brain: Research Across the Lifespan.” Over the course … Continue reading

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I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of students who had been enrolled in a music education program in middle school, and who had gone on to continue making music in high school. In the course of … Continue reading

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Recent criticism of El Sistema, the program of orchestral music instruction founded by Jose Abreu in Venezuela, has caused concern within the community of Sistema-inspired programs taking root here in the United States, which we are currently evaluating in a two-year national study funded … Continue reading

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