Music Education Advocacy

ArtSmarts: Why Cutting Arts Funding Is Not a Good Idea

Funding the arts funds scientific innovation and economic development. By Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, Psychology Today, Published February 14, 2011. Read the entire article here.

Leading Notes Online Music Magazine: is a new online music magazine that seeks to maintain an online space for discussion about the intersection of philosophy and practice. Read "Music Education: The Indispensable Core Subject Needed in the "21st Century" and many other articles in this first online edition at

Neuroscientist: Think twice about cutting music in schools

At a press briefing on February 21, 2010, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, a Northwestern University neuroscientist argued that music training has profound effects that shape the sensory system and should be a mainstay of K-12 education. Read about it:

Speak out for Music Education:

Write to your congressmen and congresswomen in support of music education.  Download a list of contact information here.

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