March 12th, 2014
March is Music In Our Schools Month—a great time to highlight the importance of comprehensive music education for all young people. Need a little inspiration? Here is a collection of Chorus America resources and helpful links from around the web.
Chorus America Resources
- Making the Case for Your School Choir: An Advocacy Guide A toolkit to help you chart a path toward proactive advocacy on behalf of choral music education.
- Chorus Impact Study One of the major findings of Chorus America's landmark study is that children who sing in choruses have academic success and valuable life skills.
- Singing and Healthy Children From last year's special Singing and Wellness issue of the Voice, this article looks at the transformative effect of participating in a chorus.
Other Helpful Links from Around the Web
- Broader-Minded Movement The National Association for Music Education urges everyone to think "beyond the bubbles."
- Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores Advocates are pushing for the virtues of music education that can't be measured numerically.
- The Benefits of Music Education Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.
- Who Knew? Arts Education Fuels the Economy Arts education not only effects academic achievement, but the economy as well.
- TEDxSydney - Richard Gill - The Value of Music Education Arguing the case for igniting the imagination through music starting from a young age
- After years of crouching, arts ed is raising its hand again Are arts organizations finding a new role as educational institutions?
- Extend Music in Our Schools Month by Celebrating at Home Age-appropriate tips for families looking to continue music education after the school day ends.
- 20 Reasons to Thank a Music Teacher Number One on the list? We learned that practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent.
- Top 10 skills children learn from the arts A list of skills promoted by the arts that can lead to academic and life success.
- Faust/Marsalis: The art of learning Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt, and take risks in the future.