For Herbie Hancock, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, inspiring young people to learn about math and science through music has been a life-long dream. For him, there is a profound connection across the disciplines and a way to ignite passion for challenging concepts through music. This was the foundation of the project of Math, Science and Music
The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz launched Math, Science & Music in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education as an initiative that uses music as a tool to teach math and science to young people in public and private schools around the world. UML Music Department Chair Dr. Gena Greher is part of a group of faculty from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California Berkeley, University of Massachusetts, New York University, San Francisco State University, and Johns Hopkins University that has created innovative curricula for the program. Math, Science & Music addresses the growing need for students to gain skills and acquire knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and learn to think creatively. The Institute is collaborating with leading universities and the private sector to develop a wealth of free, engaging curricula, games, apps and other interactive online components.