I am a proud member of "Fundacion ALMA" (www.funacionalma.org) which is an organization for the advancement of children in Latin America and the Caribbean trhough Music and Arts. Together with NYU's Center for Latin American Studies we will be hosting a very interesting event this Thursday April 14th. This will be a great oportunity for anyone interested in Music Education:
EVENT: Youth Social Inclusion via Music
DATE: Thursday April 14
TIME:1:00pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: King Juan Carlos Center @ New York University, 53 Washington Square South,Room 527
FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=162974560425013
Fundación ALMA and NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies co-host a talk by Organization of American States Music Program Coordinator Mariano Vales entitled Youth Social Inclusion via Music. The OAS music program is geared towards contributing to the reduction of risk factors that result in violent behavior and school dropout. Mr. Vales will give an overview of the program and how it incorporates OAS principles su...ch as democracy, participation and peace as part of its implementation in Haiti, Jamaica and St. Lucia. He will share lessons learned and future plans, and will open up the discussion around the subject of music education as a tool in combatting youth violence and in reducing school dropout rates. Discussion questions will expand on the above topics and include questions such as:
How is music education an effective tool to reduce youth violence?
Why Classical music instead of contemporary / popular music?
Is a written method necessary for the replication of this type of program?