Friday, December 12, 2008

Music without borders!

Ok - so, I posted already today and now I am posting again. Why, the more I have been thinking about Community and what it means and how we can educate students, the more I have been looking for how we solve what have been huge hurtles in the past.

YouTube has created an amazing opportunity through the YouTube Symphony.

The composition has been composed and posted online. Musicians download the music and practice. However, they can also play along with the conductor. The conductor has been filmed conducting the score with videos available with or without the music track.

Once players are ready, the record themselves performing the piece. They submissions are judged and all those chosen will travel to Carneige Hall to perform the piece together in April.

That is a pretty amazing example of building a community!

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