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Grammy Award-winning Violinist Joshua Bell Visits ETM Partner School M.S. 529

In 2018, Grammy Award-winning violinist and ETM Board Member Joshua Bell visited ETM partner school M.S. 529 in the Bronx to tour the music technology lab, as well as see students perform, and to perform for the student body.

Bell was greeted at the school by a group of string orchestra students who performed for him.

From there, Bell toured  the M.S. 529 music technology lab, where students were mixing their own tracks using Apple’s GarageBand software. Each student had their own Mac computer station with a keyboard and headphones.

Students showed him how they integrate technology to compose original compositions, and explained how they learned to read music using computer software and recognize chords by ear using the technology lab.

Students shared their musical creations with Bell, and then he reciprocated by mixing a song for the students.

The highlight of the visit was a performance by Joshua Bell of music from the movie The Red Violin. Bell received a standing ovation from the students.