Music Advocacy

Action for Music Education

Learning music helps young people do better in school and in life. Research tells us that students active in school music programs are more successful; students say that their commitment to music keeps them focused and motivated in everything they pursue.

TSHS Music Theory LabMusic is basic to our development and expression. Yet music and arts education programs are being cut or reduced in public schools. As a parent, community member or business owner, your voice must be heard to influence school budget and curriculum decisions to assure all children have access to music education.

To learn more about what you can do to build community and government support for music education, please read this informative Grassroots Advocacy Guide produced by NAMM and the National Association for Music Education.


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News and Research

Music Trainnig Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning (Northeastern University, July 20, 2010)

Music Education Helps Improve Reading Skills (Science Daily, March 16, 2009)

Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better In School (Science Daily, February 11, 2009)

Boston Globe Op-Ed Article “Art’s power to teach 21st-century skills” (December 8, 2008)

NBC Report on Link Between Music Education and Cognitive Development (March 5, 2008)

3 Year Study at Seven Major Universities Finds Strong Links Between Arts Education and Cognitive Development(03/04/08)

The New Jersey Arts Education Census Project
is one of the most comprehensive efforts ever undertaken by any state to gather, evaluate and disseminate data regarding arts education in every public school. Although this study was not conducted in Florida, the census results and comprehensive resources supporting arts education are applicable across the nation.

2007 Harris Poll Links Music Education To Success in Life
Independent poll shows a positive association of music with lifelong educational attainment and higher income.

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