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What Does [Insert What You Do Here] Mean To You?

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Her answer really reminded me of what music means to me and why every day I work hard with a whole team to make this dream come alive for kids all over the country.

Recipe for a Musical Holiday

Michelle Edgar | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music is a huge part of the holiday experience, and that it helps bring people together. It may even assist those of us who aren't feeling a sense of that holiday spirit, in getting it back. We all have our favorite holiday jingles, right?

The Magic of Us: Music Unites Brings the Power of Music to Los Angeles

Michelle Edgar | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Michelle Edgar

My goal was to make sure that music was accessible to students across the nation, despite their backgrounds. I believe that music is the one thing that really unites us all, that transcends all borders, and this was something I wanted to bring to life.

Giving Thanks to Gift of Music in My World

Michelle Edgar | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, along with the early arrival of Hanukkah this year, our Music Unites staff thought it might be fun to make a list of what we are thankful for in the music industry.

My Everyday Soundtrack

Michelle Edgar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

This fall, Music Unites and I continue our resolve to keep music present in all of our minds and lives, and we have started a campaign to ask those around us to complete this phrase, "Music is my..." We really want people to think about it! What does music mean to you?

Music Unites Expands Programs to Los Angeles at the House of Rock

Michelle Edgar | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites aims to empower young high school teens through music across our country.

Uniting Through Music

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

Have you ever heard a song on the radio only to somehow be reminded of a feeling you felt years ago when you last heard it? You are not even sure when...

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.

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...

ASCAP and Music Unites' Night School Kick Off

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

The joint endeavor, created to provide support and accessibility to emerging musicians, kicked off Tuesday night at the Norwood Club with 'Music Publishing 101'.

Jawen Hits US Shores With Debut Album

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Siegler

French pop-rock duo Jawen hit American shores October 19th, with their first US debut entitled 1, 2, 2, Is Five. Already well-known in France, the g...

ASCAP AND MUSIC UNITES PARTNER TO PRESENT ASCAP'S NIGHT SCHOOL

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present "ASCAP's Night School: Publishing 101" the first in a series of four workshop panels deve...

AXE Music 'One Night Only' Chicago Concert Featuring O.A.R. Donates Funds to Music Unites

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mara Siegler

This year, AXE Music "One Night Only" concert series is visiting U.S. cities across the country, throwing shows with surprise guests like Weezer for one night only appearances.

Diane Birch, Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe Launch Music Initiative to Empower Women

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Siegler

To celebrate the rise of powerful female artists, a new non-profit is launching a major initiative to inspire and help the next generation of female talent.

World Renowned Violinist Philippe Quint Kicks Off Music Unites Classical Salon Series

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mara Siegler

"I had come to several of Music Unites events and liked what I saw and what they work towards," says Two -time Grammy nominated violinist Philippe Qui...

Music Unites Kicks off Fashion Week With a Performance by Reni Lane

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mara Siegler

Music Unites and Cross Street Productions joined forces to kick off the beginning of New York Fashion Week. Guests arrived in their finest, including ...

Violinist David Garrett: Breaking Down Barriers to Make Classical Music Accessible for Younger Generations

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mara Siegler

When Garrett is not performing with world famous orchestras, he creates arrangements using songs from Metallica to Michael Jackson, adding keyboard, guitar and drums to his world class talent at violin.

Sting & Trudie Styler Join Music Unites & Culture Project to Present Twin Spirits

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Siegler

Music Unites joined with Culture Project on June 30 to present a special New York performance of Twin Spirits to celebrate the 200th birthday of composer Robert Schumann.

Music Unites Hosts Classical Showcase With Charlie Siem To Benefit Music Education

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Since he first picked up the violin at the tender age of three, classical artist Charlie Siem has been on a quick rise to stardom. On April 29, the sa...

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...

OWL CITY TAKES NEW YORK BY STORM

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Move on over Justin Bieber, the hot new thing with the teen set is Owl City, aka Adam Young. Chances are even you have his fizzy electro-pop song "Fir...

MUSIC UNITES TO SHOWCASE YOUNG VIOLINIST CHARLIE SIEM

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

The week of violinist Charlie Siem's Carnegie Hall performance, Music Unites will host a ticketed benefit concert with the British virtuoso at SPiN NY...

Funding Cut Results in Harlem School of the Arts Shutting Down

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Harlem School of the Arts has been teaching local children everything from music to dance to theater to visual arts for decades and was one of New...

Music Unites Gets Behind Mikhail Simonyan To Raise Funds for Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites will be hosting an event for Russian-Armenian violinist virtuoso Mikhail Simonyan and musicians from the New York Philharmonic on June 14...