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School year 2020-21: Making music on a whole new scale

  We are delighted to announce that A violin can change the world will scale up dramatically in September 2020, as we launch the project in 35 new schools in the French département of Val d’Oise, northwest of Paris. Some 2,000 Moyenne-level students (four- and five-year-olds) in Sarcelles, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Gonesse…...Mehr erfahren

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Young violinists welcome composer Diana Soh to Persan

Under the partnership between the Vareille Foundation and the Fondation Royaumont, composer Diana Soh will be a regular guest at Persan during this academic year. In a series of five visits to classes of seven- and eight-year-olds (Cours élémentaire 1, or CE1), she will compose a variety of pieces with…...Mehr erfahren

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Introductory seminar for new teachers in Val d’Oise

On September 12-13, some 50 teachers and administrators from schools in our A violin can change the world project gathered at the Maison de l’Education in Val d’Oise, near Paris, for a two-day training program organized by the local office of the French Education Ministry. The basic principles and goals of…...Mehr erfahren

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CNRS researcher chosen to evaluate violin project

The French Education Ministry, with its Evaluation, Forward Planning and Performance unit (DEPP), has chosen researcher Philippe Coulangeon to assess our “A violin can change the world” project. After becoming a professor (agrégé) of social sciences in 1992, Philippe Coulangeon served as a Research Fellow at France’s National Center for Scientific…...Mehr erfahren

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Persan concert features Conservatory orchestra

On June 14, Paul Eluard school presented its second year-end concert at the Persan Conservatory of Music and Dance—a successful foray into the performing arts for nearly 150 young violinists! The concert opened with a delightful rendition of The Three Little Pigsand Little Red Riding Hood, read by the teachers…...Mehr erfahren

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