The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has joined up with a French platform Meludia to offer free access to 625 interactive music learning exercises to anyone in Canada for a whle year, starting tomorrow.
The initiative comes from Calgary music director Rune Bergmann (pictured), who says, ‘it was clear to me that Meludia was the ideal tool to bring music literacy not just to our audiences in Calgary, but to every resident in Canada.’
Throughout 2018 a Meludia team from Paris will tour all regions of Canada, introducing Meludia in schools, universities, community centres, retirement homes, Alzheimer and Dementia centres, hospitals, and prisons.
Meludia Vice President Kevin Kleinmann said: ‘At Meludia, we believe that music literacy is a basic and fundamental human right, no different than the right to read, the right to write or the right to speak a language. We believe that a musically literate society is a happier, more harmonious and better society.’
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