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Joshua Bell

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Joshua Bell Forges New Partnership Between the Miss America Organization and Education Through Music
Joshua Bell announced this morning that he has forged a new partnership between the Miss America Organization and Education Through Music (ETM).
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Additional Must-Read Articles

A New Program To Diversify Ballet
The Wall Street Journal
African-American American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland is helping launch Project Plié, a national initiative by American Ballet Theatre aimed at boosting diversity within ballet.

The Symphony, and How it Changed our World
The Guardian (London)
The Guardian’s Tom Service begins a weekly series the 50 greatest symphonies and how the genre tells the story of music and our place in the world.

The Enduring Appeal of Memory-Evoking Music
Pacific Standard
Our nostalgia for our parents' favorite music. The power of the ‘first kiss’ of music!

How We Made the Beethoven's 9th Symphony App
The Guardian (London)
In the first of a new series, the digital brain behind this classical music app tells the story of its design, development and delivery

Three Ideas to Help Arts Institutions Flourish
Devon Smith (blog)
"The arts are not in trouble, it’s the institutions that are failing."

Singing Your Song In A Wired Worlds
Alumna Monika Herzig (on WFIU)
The internet enables artist to connect to directly the listener. “It’s more of a wide-open playing field now.”

Good News for a Change!
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Friday that will include the restoration of salary cuts that were made in the wake of the economic downturn.

New York City Opera in Crisis
LA Times
NYC Opera in crisis, must raise $7 million this month or shut down. As part of the solution, the company uses Kickstarter to raise $1 million.

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