Music Education

The Vienna Boys' Choir, founded more than 500 years ago, is one of the best known choirs in the world. Sopranos and altos between the ages of 9-14 comprise the group, which is also notable for embracing singers who are going through puberty. Many adolescent boys quit singing amid vocal change. 

Now, the Vienna Boys' Choir has organized a team of researchers to equip choral teachers with the information and skills they need to keep adolescent boys involved in singing. Georgia State University music professor Patrick Freer is part of that team. He joined On Second Thought to share his findings. 

Stephen Fowler, GPB News

There’s some art in Atlanta that’s not found in paints and brushes, but in pitches and beats.

The art of making music is a special gift, and one the Atlanta Music Project takes very seriously.

The afterschool program is at the Kindezi School Westlake, and in a few short years it has made a lasting impact not only on the students, but also the community around it.

Listen to the sounds of a typical afternoon at the Atlanta Music Project, and hear how a few hours of music strikes a powerful chord with everyone involved.