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Thank You Google: How a Glee Club in Maine Fixed My Burnout

Erin Levin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Good News
Erin Levin

What happened blew everyone away. The two groups of children, with seemingly such different backgrounds, became the best of friends in their short hours together.

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Impact of Music at The Olympics

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 04.14.2014 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

In the chase to be a celebrity composer, the checkpoints are a bit blurry. Whether musicians sketch out notes and then hire composers to write what ...

Study Aims To Show Singing In Choirs Is Good For Seniors

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty

What might motivate researchers to solicit senior singers for a dozen choirs around San Francisco? Backed by a $1.9 million grant from the Nationa...

Music, Media and Storytelling

Kanniks Kannikeswaran | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Kanniks Kannikeswaran

The stories we tell and the themes that we communicate through music do have a lasting effect on the audience. We as musicians and composers have with us a unique opportunity and a responsibility; that of telling stories that can empower communities and enable six billion of us human beings to create new possibilities for a shared future.

I Walked Out of Church and Ran Into God in the Hallway

Carissa Henry | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
Carissa Henry

I was so overcome and blessed by the beauty before me that I stood there and cried. Right there in the hallway, by myself, while church was happening on the other side of the wall.

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

In Search of the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria

Rachel Chang | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

Whenever anyone asked me why I was going to Salzburg, I "blamed" the movie musical The Sound of Music. Often, I was met with eyes popping with delight. But I had yet to find a moment that was truly worthy of that reaction.

Is Singing As Good For You As Yoga?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Many choir singers would likely attest to the soothing and bonding experience that comes from belting out chants and hymns in unison. And there's scie...

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.

WATCH: The Welsh Art Scene

Peter Greenberg | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

From traditional all-male choirs to unique cuisine to a very unusual paper making process, Wales has a lot to offer the curious traveler.

The Chicago Children's Choir Heads to Carnegie Hall and Beyond

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

One of Chicago's most brilliant gems will be exporting itself to New York and beyond in the coming months. The Chicago Children's Choir, headed by president and artistic director, Josephine Lee, will perform at Carnegie Hall's opening night gala with the world renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Joyful, Joyful Dr. Iris Stevenson

Rob Cipriano | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

It seems that good old Dr. Iris Stevenson had built that choir against all odds, troubles, roadblocks, resistances that one could imagine and then double that again.

WATCH: "Once In A Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story" Documentary

Posted 04.19.2012 | Latino Voices

The new documentary "Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story" follows the choir members of Public School 22 on their amazing journey from their schoo...

Music Unites Campus Representative Program Gives Back by Mentoring NYC Students

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Music education is an essential aspect of child development. However, because of budget cuts, especially in our inner city schools, music education is among the first things to go.

Music Unites: Empowering, Inspiring and Uniting NYC High School Students Through the Power of Music

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

The arts and music education is always the first to go during budget cuts. As cutbacks continue, there is a greater need for music non-profit organizations like Music Unites.

PHOTOS: The Joy Of Estonia's Community Swings

Meg Pier | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Meg Pier

A time-honored gathering spot for Estonians is the community swing. I saw these structures all over the country in my travels, huge wooden platforms that can accommodate a crowd.

You Don't Have to Win 'American Idol' to be a Singer!

Sarah Yu | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Sarah Yu

Becoming a singer doesn't require you to have a record deal with Hollywood Records or winning record deals on shows like American Idol -- I call myself a singer because it's my passion.

Music Unites Expands Efforts in 2011 With Nationwide Instrument Drive

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In less than two years, Music Unites has grown exponentially and expanded a number of its programs. The New York-based non-profit has grown from an id...

The Cup Size Choir: Lingerie Ads Go Musical

Li Cornfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Li Cornfeld

7 model/singers in lacey lingerie and thigh-highs writhe on mattresses while singing Deck the Halls. They wear bra cups sized A through G, and each sings the musical note that corresponds to her cup size.

Verdi's Requiem

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madeleine M. Kunin

My mind skipped back and forth from Theresienstadt to the Flynn theatre. The redemptive power of music has rarely been portrayed with such terror and beauty as with the performance of Verdi's Requiem, both then and now.

The Fiery Furnaces Join Music Unites and Rolling Stone to Raise Money for Music Education

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Siegler

Music Unites has joined with Rolling Stone magazine this summer to present the "In Tune" concert series featuring unplugged performances by emerging a...

Bill McKibben and Climate Scientists in Boulder: A Critical Report

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Why are we losing the war against climate change? Because Americans are, more and more, merely preaching to our respective choirs.