Two New Music Advocacy Documentaries

I’m always on the lookout for great music advocacy video’s and today, I’ve just found two new ones- just in time to watch over the US Summer break! Here are the trailers of them both.

Gustovo Dudamel is always an inspiration to me with his conducting skill combined with his passion for music.This man appears to conquer any obstacle in getting music seen and making it important especially in low socio- economic areas. It appears that he featured in a new documentary called “Let the Children Play” which follows the development of a program called El Sistema ( a volunteer based children’s orchestral music program operating in Venezuela). The movie premieres in Venezuela on June 10 and in the US on June 23, 2011.

Other Gustovo Dudamel related articles and websites to visit:

Gustovo Dudamel’s Advocacy Mission

The second short movie is an impressive look at the Juilliard School Of Music which is based in New York and this documentary is called called “ Spark”. It’s a look at the journey of seven inner city kids (aged between 7 and 14 years) who embark on their study at Juilliard over a two year period. It serves to remind us of the importance of music education.

But now I’d like to hear from you!! What are your “all time” favourite music education related documentaries, movies or You Tube video’s? It would be great to get a comprehensive list here to serve as a great resource for music teachers worldwide, so please enter your ideas into the comment box below.


  • By DJ Reply

    How to Listen to Music – Evelyn Glennie
    Music Instinct – Bobby McFerrin

  • By Michele Nicholas Reply

    Small Wonders is my favorite !!!!!!

  • By Michele Nicholas Reply

    Small Wonders is my favorite !!!!!! This is a docudrama while the related movie Music of the Heart features the song by Gloria Estefan.

  • By Cymbaline Reply

    The one that first inspired me to be a music teacher was Mr. Holland’s Opus, then Music of the Heart.

  • By Barb Nelsen Reply

    these are both great! thank you! two of my favorites are ‘Stop and Hear the Music’ where Joshua Bell performs in a DC Metro stop and ‘Piano Stairs’ from where people choose the stairs over the escalator because music is FUN!

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