Music education is a win-win-win: for students, teachers, and system. If you believe that all students deserve to have access and opportunity to active music-making in his or her scholastic environment, then watch this short animated video to hear more about the many benefits of music education.
Music for All thanks to Dr. Jeremy L. Earnhart, Director of Fine Arts, Arlington I.S.D. Arlington, Texas for permission to use portions of his research and presentations.
BroaderMinded.com and National Association for Music Education, www.nafme.org.
Benham, J. L. (2011). Music Advocacy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Jensen, E. (2001). Arts With the Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Jensen, E. (2009). Teaching With Poverty in Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Kraus N., Slater J., Thompson E., Hornickel J., Strait D., Nicol T., & White-Schwoch T. (2014). Music enrichment programs improve the neural encoding of speech in at risk children. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(36): 11913-11918.
Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York: Riverhead Books
Pink, D. H. (2010). Drive. New York: Riverhead Books
Pink, D. H. (2012). To Sell is Human. New York: Riverhead Books.
Robinson, K. (2009). The Element. New York: Penguin Group.
Texas Music Educators Association. (2013). Students enrolled in fine arts courses score higher on the SAT than those with no fine arts coursework [Data file]. Accessed October 9, 2014, from Texas Music Educators Association Web site: http://www.tmea.org/assets/pdf/National_SAT_Score_Comparison.pdf
Texas Music Educators Association. (July 25, 2014). Fine arts participation data [PowerPoint presentation]. Available July 25, 2014, tmea.org Web site: http://www.tmea.org/ resources/advocacy/materials
White-Schwoch, T., Carr, K., Anderson, S., Strait, D. L., & Kraus, N. (2013). Older Adults Benefit from Music Training Early in Life: Biological Evidence for Long-Term Training-Driven Plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(45), 17667-17674.
Lyons, L. (2003). Americans want music students to play on [Online article]. Retrieved from the Gallup Organization website: http://www.gallup.com/poll/8434/Americans-Want-Music-Students-Play.aspx
Harris Poll. (2007, November 12). Those with more education and higher household incomes are more likely to have had music education [Press release]. Retrieved from harrisinteractive.com website: http://www.harrisinteractive.com/vault/Harris-Interactive-Poll-Research-Music-Education-2007-11.pdf
Harris Poll. (2014, July 24). The Glee Effect? More Americans Say Music Education Prepares People for Their Careers and Problem Solving Than in 2007 [Press release]. Retrieved from harrisinteractive.com Web site: http://www.harrisinteractive.com/vault/Harris%20Poll%2072%20-%20Music%20education_7.24.2014.pdf