Developed by David Darling to empower all in their search for musical expression, the Bill of Musical Rights is the heart of the Music for People philosophy.
Human beings need to express themselves daily in a way that invites physical and emotional release.
Movement Elective - 30th Ann Workshop
Thomasina - Bill of Musical Rights
Musical self-expression is a joyful and healthy means of communication available to absolutely everyone.
There are as many different ways to make music as there are people.
Art of Improvisation Celebration
Irene Feher - Bill of Musical Rights
The human voice is the most natural and powerful vehicle for musical self-expression. The differences in our voices add richness and depth to music.
Sincerely expressed emotion is at the root of meaningful musical expression.
Joelle Danant - Bill of Musical Rights
Mary Knysh - Bill of Musical Rights
Your music is more authentically expressed when your body is involved in your musical expression.
The European tradition of music is only one sound. All other cultures and traditions deserve equal attention.
Any combination of people and instruments can make music together.
There are no "unmusical" people, only those with no musical experience.
Workshop Ensemble
Tao Leading at a Workshop
Music improvisation is a unique and positive way to build skills for life-expression.
In improvisation as in life, we must be responsible for the vibrations we send one another.
Stuart Fuchs - Bill of Musical Rights
View the French version -- Une Déclaration de Droits Musicaux.