Community Happenings

To submit your community happenings announcement for consideration, please email details to Please send information at least two weeks in advance of the event.


Performing Group Opportunity

Kodaly Educators of Eastern Pa is sponsoring a workshop on world music with Joan Litman on Feb. 24 @ Millersville University. We are in search of a group, approximately 20-30 students, ages 9-12, who ideally has orff ensemble or select choir experience and would be willing to work with Ms. Litman the day before the workshop (approximately 3 hours) and then perform as a demonstration group at the workshop (approximately 1.5 hours of demonstration).

Contact Nichole Witman – for more information.


NYO Jazz Summer Program for instrumentalists age 16-19

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) is proud to announce the launch of NYO Jazz, a four-week intensive summer program designed to nurture and showcase the talents of exceptional young American jazz instrumentalists (ages 16-19), beginning in the summer of 2018. The NYO Jazz program is free for all participants, including room and board, and all rehearsal, teaching, and performance activities. Applications will be accepted beginning on September 12, 2017. Repertoire for auditions will be available in the fall.


GRAMMY Camp Jazz Tour

Students who are selected will:
-Attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards
-Participate in the 2018 GRAMMY Jazz Tour in New York.
-Obtain eligibility for more than $2 million in scholarships from College Partners.

This program will take place January 23-29, 2018 and the GRAMMY Museum Foundation will provide all lodging, meals, and ground transportation while in New York.

GRAMMY Camp Jazz Tour Application

Please contact our project manager Julie Mutnansky with any questions. Thank you again for providing a platform for the next generation of jazz musicians.


American Young Voices

Attention Philadelphia Choral/General Music Educators: American Young Voices is excited to announce that our program is expanding to your area! Our culminating concert will be on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University! Last week, we had nearly 15,000 students sing in our concerts in NJ, NY, MA, and VA, and now we’re expanding to the City of Brotherly Love! We support you as a music teacher to give your students an amazing performing opportunity, and together, we make music education matter on a massive scale!

Registration is open now!


  “Singing Equality Across America”

Given the social and political climate in America World Unity, Inc.’s campaign, “Singing Equality across America,” is needed now more than ever!  Two years ago we sponsored a national songwriting contest inviting singers songwriters across the country to write a song to help individuals become more self-aware and overcome their prejudices and biases. The winning song, “We All See the Stars,” by John Ciambriello was performed at the United Nations Sept. 26, 2015.  It was first performed in Massachusetts by 100 students from the Plymouth public schools and the South Shore Conservatory in a fundraising Concert for the African Children’s Choir.

We’re reaching out to the directors of Music and Fine Arts in school districts across the country to invites them to introduce our song to the teachers in all their schools. Imagine if all the students in your community, your state and the nation heard this song what could happen? 

 Video of song: This video is of 100 students performing the song in a concert at the Plymouth North HS April 2015. 

Register for a copy of the music sheet at:

Please consider:  While we are offering this free to everyone if you believe more children and communities across this nation needs to be exposed to this song we hope you’ll consider offering whatever donation you’d like to empower us to reach out to school districts, charters schools, colleges, universities, institutions and organization across the country.  No one right now is looking for a song to help us overcome our prejudices and biases  We’re offering this powerful song to help our nation and world value all people. Whatever donation you’d like to make is appreciated.  Thanks for your consideration.  You can just donate here.