Research tells us time and time again that students who participate in school music programs become far more successful in all their life endeavors. Students say that their commitment to music keeps them focused and motivated in everything they do.
Music is basic to our development and expression. Unfortunately, music and arts education programs are being cut or reduced in many areas. As a parent or community member, your voice must be heard to influence school budget and curriculum decisions to assure all children have access to music education.
To learn more about what you can do to build community and government support for music education, please read this informative Grassroots Advocacy Guide.
Music Education Advocacy
Influence Of After-School Music Programs On Disadvantaged Youth (Villanova University, 5/6/13)
Music Training Primes Nervous System And Boosts Learning (Northwestern Universty, 7/20/10)
Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills (Science Daily, 3/16/09)
Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better In School (Science Daily, 2/11/09)
Art's Power To Teach 21st Century Skills (12/8/08)
News and Research
State and National Music Organizations and Resources