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Music Education Programs

Rhythm and Bruise: How Cuts to Music and the Arts Hurt Kids and Communities

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Art and music convey important skills that often are overlooked. Researchers have long touted their positive effects on student brain growth and development, but the exercise of those skills in artistic pursuits like band and chorus adds a whole new dimension of teamwork, perseverance and commitment.

Rebecca Klein

Could Music Education Be The Key To Ending The Achievement Gap?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as do-re-mi. In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern Unive...

How A 90-Year-Old, A Composer, And A Struggling Music Student Are Changing Education Forever

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Corey Ferrugia

Critical thinking has been the buzzword in education for a while, but it's not critical or creative thinking. It's critical AND creative thinking.

Using Research to Ensure an Education Program Actually Works

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

In the early 1990's I was hired as the principal of a school that was slated for closure in one year, and so my job was to prepare the students to ...

Homeward Bound, Saving the Arts: Guiney and Grimes in Dracut

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

It's common knowledge that "you can't go home again," but actor Scott Grimes is a master of the impossible -- especially when it's for a good cause.

Bureacracy Ad NAuSeuM: Is the Unaccredited Life Worth Living?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

What's the payoff for the enormous amount of faculty time (and stress) invested in preparing the self-study document and submitting to a curriculum colonoscopy every decade? What's the "value added" for being accredited?

Music: Just for Rich Kids?

Ben Niles | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Ben Niles

No longer able to provide all the "perks" of a liberal arts education, our public schools are abandoning arts education, starting with music. Music is expensive (instruments aren't free). Music is non-essential (they can listen at home, right?). And most of all, music isn't on "the test" to which we teach.

Sound Art Talks About Music Education

Catherine Goldwyn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Catherine Goldwyn

Imagine the most challenged communities getting a simple music class once a week. Imagine linking those communities with each other across the nation. Imagine Sound Art.

Musical Force

Peak Johnson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Education
Peak Johnson

The School of Rock in Center City Philadelphia offers a performance based curriculum that teaches inner-city youth how to play rock music and truly shine in the ever-changing music industry.

Music Unites Expands Programs to Los Angeles at the House of Rock

Michelle Edgar | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites aims to empower young high school teens through music across our country.

Raising Their Voices

Network Awesome | Posted 10.28.2011 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

The PS22 Chorus' many fans include musicians, movie and television stars, politicians, and the list continues. To appreciate the chorus, you need to start with the man who dreamed it up: Gregg Breinberg.

How About Some Country, Rock And Rap For Homework?

Speakeasy, WSJ | John Jurgensen | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

By John Jurgensen, The Wall Street Journal Nashville bills itself as Music City–now it’s trying to lock in the future of that status. The city ...