Music education

Furman marching band
Image: Furman University
Ken Pauli
April 03, 2019 - 11:00 am
Furman University has chosen a new director of bands for their Department of Music. Sue Samuels is a 1987 graduate of the university and will take over for the current retiring faculty member, Leslie W. Hicken. Image: Furman University Samuels will take over in the fall semester, later this year...
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December 06, 2018 - 5:59 pm
CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have accused a Grammy Award-winning music teacher of using promises of a singing career to force a female student into sexual servitude. Clayton police said in a news release Thursday 60-year-old Ivan Hampden Jr. was arrested at his home. He's charged...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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November 30, 2017 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten librarians from around the country are each receiving $5,000 prizes for contributions ranging from helping foreign language speakers to music education. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Thursday that winners of the I Love My Librarian Award include...
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In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2017, Alex Richards takes a photo of Meera Ganesh outside the CIBC Theatre after watching "Hamilton: An American Musical" in Chicago. They were among the approximately 2,000 first year students at Northwestern University who got to see the show for free as part of the school's "One Book One Northwestern" program. It's one of the ways colleges are using the hugely popular musical to teach students about history, art, critical thinking, performance, culture, and even politics. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
November 24, 2017 - 12:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tickets for the blockbuster musical "Hamilton" may be hard to come by in several cities, but not for freshman at Northwestern University. The school in Evanston, Illinois, has given more 2,000 incoming students tickets to Chicago performances of "Hamilton: An American Musical." It is...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 5:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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A group of Stax Music Academy musicians rehearse for their upcoming tour of Europe on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. Fifty years after the Stax Records tour, a group of young musicians educated at Stax Music Academy are again bringing the music of Memphis back to Europe. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
July 01, 2017 - 6:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere. These artists...
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