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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…...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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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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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…...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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