Roots of MNSi – Not Just Music Education

MusicianCorps will expand access to quality music education for disadvantaged youth. But The Music National Service initiative really comes from a broader desire to promote the use of music (and youth service) to achieve many civic and social goals, not just public school education ones. El Sistema addresses poverty and youth development; Goldman Prize winner, Feliciano dos Santos, uses music to improve health and, literally, save lives in Mozambique (; and 2 new films — and demonstrate music’s positive impacts on the challenges of living with disabilities and aging.—–