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:
LeadingNotes.org 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 www.leadingnotes.org.
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: http://www.physorg.com/news185942640.html
Speak out for Music Education:
Write to your congressmen and congresswomen in support of music education. Download a list of contact information here.
Support Music Education in Our State:
Read about the 100 % Club
For more information, visit the MENC advocacy web page.