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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…...Read more

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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…...Read more

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Garges and Cergy end the year on a high note

On June 25, family members gathered at Espace Lino Ventura in Garges for a year-end concert by the students at Jean Jaurès school. Against a stunning graphic backdrop, the children performed music inspired by the four elements, with guidance from their violin teachers and classroom instructors. Their listeners were charmed…...Read more

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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…...Read more

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Busy weekend for attendees at Foundation’s first all-school seminar

On March 16-17, we hosted a weekend seminar in Veyrier-du-Lac, France for all of our violin teachers and administrators from the Swiss and French schools participating in our A violin can change the world project. The primary goals of the event were to lay the groundwork for a set of “educational…...Read more

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