Music Ed Roundup: January 6, 2012

by Abby @ Quaver on January 6, 2012

in Around the Web,Music Education News,QuaverMusicBlog

Take a stroll around the web with us, if you will.
See what’s been going on in Music Education this week!

 

  • Researchers in Spain have developed an algorithm that considers tempo, timing, and other elements of a song to predict if it will be a Top 40 hit! Find out more in The Science of a Hit Song.
  • A Florida reporter hones in on what’s really important in the debate over public education funds, gathering the voices of students in her piece “Young Musicians Speak Up for School Music Programs!” Here’s what one student had to say:

“School music is important to me, because it gives me the freedom to express myself along with others to create a beautiful statement through something that anyone can listen to . . .  Music is what gets me through the day.” — Caroline Lafountain, 16, 10th grade, Nature Coast Technical HS

Introducing a new feature to our Music Ed Roundups . . . 

Grant Watch

We are always looking for ways to help music educators find funding to bring Quaver into their classrooms. Each week, we’ll share specific grants we’ve spotted that might be of interest to you!

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