In mid December, more than 8,000 musicians gathered in Seoul, Korea, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest orchestra. The orchestra was made up of amateur musicians from churches located around the country.
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National Museum of Gospel Music Planned for Chicago
Chicago planners have announced that they hope to open the first major gospel music museum in 2020. The planned $37.2 million National Museum of Gospel Music will be housed on a site once occupied by Pilgrim Baptist Church, known as the birthplace of gospel.
Music Expo – San Francisco November 11th
Held in San Francisco for the 4th time, and coming this year to Miami, Boston and Nashville, Music Expo is a series of annual events full of educational sessions, studio sessions, discussion and product demos bringing musicians, engineers, technophiles and tastemakers together.
List Generates New Conversation About Women and Music
In July NPR released “The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women,” a comprehensive list of women-generated albums from 1964 to the present.
Scientists Discover Birds Can Swing
Using mathematical analysis, researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, found that the thrush nightingale can sing in an off-beat “swing time” like jazz musicians.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra Supports School Music Programs in Philadelphia
What do you do with more than 1,000 musical instruments in disrepair and no funds to fix them? That was the dilemma faced by The School District of Philadelphia. Now a new project, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra (symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org), funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and The Barra Foundation, seeks to remedy the situati
Three-dimensional Musical Brain Scans
Mark Doidge of Toronto, Ontario, creates three-dimensional “movies” of brain activity from a clinical electroencephalogram (EEG), which he calls “portaits” of your mind.
Music Improves Reaction Times
A study from the University of Montreal published in Brain and Cognition showed that musical training leads to faster reactions tim
Piano Tuner Strikes Gold
A piano tuner in Shropshire, England, discovered a hoard of gold coins concealed in a piano that had been donated to a local community group.
Leonard Cohen, Canadian Poet and Songwriter Dies
The Canadian poet and novelist turned epic songwriter has died. In a music career that spanned nearly five decades, Leonard Cohen wrote more than 20,000 recordings of his songs have been made by folk singers, like Judy Collins and Tim Hardin, and later by performers from across the pop music spectrum, among them U2, Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, K.D. Lang, and Elton John.