Scholars Speak: Students Find Their Voices during Music In Our Schools Month

Posted: March 25, 2015 in Music, News, Published News Related
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For 30 years March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as Music in Our Schools Month. It is intended to “highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities.” The designation has continued to garner public and media attention, from community concerts to VH1’s multi-million dollar “Save the Music” campaign.

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It’s the exciting time of year when my Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with blog posts, shares, tweets, and links to research studies demonstrating the impact of music education on academic achievement. Perhaps you’ve seen on your own newsfeed this article on Upworthy (“Here’s Why Musicians Have Better Brains”); or this one(“Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You”); or maybe a few links to articles in PloS One or the Journal…

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