Notes of influence: Lisa Huisman-Koops explains music’s role in shaping society

Audience outside at night at a live music concert.

From ancient ritual practices to modern-day digital streaming, music has served as an expressive outlet for individuals while fostering a sense of community and belonging among different cultures for centuries.

Each year on June 21, World Music Day (also known as Fête de la Musique) highlights the rich diversity of musical traditions around the world by encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to showcase their musical talents and creativity, whether through organized events or spontaneous performances.

Lisa Huisman-Koops, a professor of music education who specializes in early childhood music and elementary general music, gives her insights.

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