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Music Education

From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

Lydia Kontos | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Lydia Kontos

It's true that classical music isn't what it used to be -- but neither is music in general. It isn't consumed in the same way and its dedicated fan-base is primarily white and old in a country whose population is increasingly neither.

Awakening Joy Through Jazz Studies

New England Conservatory | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Awakening Joy Through Jazz Studies By Joel Yennior Albert Einstein once proclaimed, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative e...

The Global Search for Education: Mrs. President

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I am struck by the similar epithets that are hurled at Hillary Clinton to those that Woodhull was branded with. She was reviled and called 'Mrs. Sata...

The Indispensable Pianist By Pei-Shan Lee

New England Conservatory | Posted 10.10.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Pianists have increasingly come to understand that collaborative piano is not an escape for a failed solo pianist but is an exciting, rewarding field open to wonderful musicians who love making music and exchanging ideas with others.

Don't Fall Flat: Put the A in STEM

Lydia Kontos | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Lydia Kontos

Some people argue that listening to music while they're driving, working, exercising or carrying out any regular task helps them focus. By simply hear...

How The National Anthem Continues To Unite The United States Each And Every School Year

Mia Toschi | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Mia Toschi

Four years ago, I created the National Anthem Sing-Along with a dream that all students would understand the feeling of being "united" as a country, as we were in the days, weeks, and months after September 11, 2001.

The Summer Slide: Stay In Key With Music

Lydia Kontos | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Lydia Kontos

Now that Memorial Day has sailed past us and the end of the school year is in sight, many families are thinking about how to fill the summer days ahead and keep kids engaged at a time when schedules and routines are disrupted.

Why music lessons need to keep up with the times

The Conversation US | Posted 06.05.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

By Clint Randles, University of South Florida Some 150 years ago, if you wanted to listen to music, you would have to perform it yourself or be in th...

The Magic of Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?

The Carnegie Hall You Thought You Knew

Andrea Hoffman | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
Andrea Hoffman

New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields.

What a Well-rounded Music Education Should Mean for All Students

Maud Hickey | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Maud Hickey

President Barack Obama passed a law in December that explicitly names music as a subject to be included in K-12 schools under the rubric of a well-rounded education.

Arts Literacy: Why We Must Change The Tune

Lydia Kontos | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Lydia Kontos

While we have the rare opportunity to make arts education shine brighter than ever, we have a long road ahead of us. The arts have been whittled away at in public schools for over two generations, especially in urban areas deeply affected by budget cuts. As a result, we've created an entire generation that is artistically illiterate.

Alert: PowerCom Smashing Hits Education

Rob Furman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

What do you get when you cross a video gaming prophet with a music industry savior? You get the birth of a modern day movement that just might include...

Preparing Students Today for Tomorrow's Workplace

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 02.18.2016 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

It is imperative that we not lose sight of the benefits of a well-rounded education - one that fosters creativity and innovation - which is essential for our children's future job prospects and future success in life.

Why Should Music?

Jessica Voigt-Page | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Jessica Voigt-Page

Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?

RockSTAR: Music Education With An Edge

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Havenner

I started piano lessons when I was five years old. My grandmother was a professional musician and music teacher, and it was desperately hoped that I ...

Music Hits A High Note In Education -- Finally!

Lydia Kontos | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Lydia Kontos

If our public schools are going to truly help their students reach their full potential, they need to be unified in the view that music is a necessary subject in all of our schools.

Is This the Right Time to Study Music?

Alan Fletcher | Posted 11.19.2016 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

I think my over-all view is that what we do has such importance and relevance that it will prevail, in a way analogous to the way that young love has such importance that it will always find a way.

Pursue Your Passion With the Entrepreneurial Trinity

John Bowen | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
John Bowen

What would happen if we pushed aside the distractions in our lives and focused intently on our passions? Can we really live by the motto of "Do what you love and the money will follow?"

How Music, Education, and Brain Games End Up in One of Hollywood's Most Exclusive Night Clubs

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 10.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Corey Ferrugia

It's been over a week already, and I'm still having a hard time processing just how magical this night truly was for me, and why.

The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

Roger H. Brown | Posted 10.15.2016 | College
Roger H. Brown

The College Scorecard makes the somewhat obvious point that music and arts students earn less across the board than healthcare, biotech, business, and technology, students, though they all share an enterprising mindset vital for success.

5 Steps to Success as an Artist

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Corey Ferrugia

It was 2003 when I enrolled into the University of Arizona School of Music when I first began pursuing my career as a musician and artist. This also was a time in where the digital age was on the rise in it's earlier stages, which impacted the music industry at large on a catastrophic financial level.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2016 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

Golf and the Music Biz with Steve Rennie

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Corey Ferrugia

Steve Rennie is a former record label executive, talent manager, concert promoter, entrepreneur, and not to mention, an incredible golfer. In a recent article, Billboard Magazine ranked Steve No. 1 on their music industry golf leaderboard.

Music Education and the Multiplier Effect

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

The value of incorporating music into a child's education cannot be understated. There is a heap of incontestable research showing that an education rich in music improves students' cognitive function and academic performance. Simply put, children learn better when music is part of their school curriculum.