Music Education

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Why is musical education important?

Every year around the world budgets are cut from schools. Particularly for music education classes. Which is a big issue; It has been proven that music is beneficial to the mind and body. It should be accessible to every classroom and school around the world. It makes students feel important; it challenges the brain and gives students a reason to come to school and be happy. As a music student myself I can't imagine not having music be a part of my life. I've made so many friends through my music program, and have had so many opportunities to do different things. Just a few weeks ago I was able to visit Baltimore with the whole music department, and preform there, which was a very cool experience. I have the option to play at my high schools graduation or in the winter, play for the elementary school kids. In the spring one can play in the pit for the annual musical. With this, I feel music education is important because it brings people together, gives so many opportunities to do new things and meet new people.
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"Music may achieve the highest of all mission: she may be a bond between nations, races, and states, who are strangers in many ways; she may unite what is disunited and bring peace to what is hostile."
Dr. Max Bendiner

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  1. Schools with music programs have about 90.2% graduation rate compared to schools without music education which average 72.9% graduation.
  2. In 2010 students who took 4 years of art and music classes in high school scored 102 higher points on the SATs
  3. 90% of preschool children studied, showed increased verbal intelligence after just 20 days of musical training.
  4. 94% of respondents believe music is part of a well-rounded education, and that schools should offer instrument music instruction as part of the regular curriculum

Call To Action

Checkout the #musedchat every Monday on Twitter -Read, give ideas, tips, and opinions on all things music

Raise awareness to your school about how important music education/arts are to the student body. -Make posters, vote (if old enough), write an article for a school or local paper, talk to an administrator about bettering your arts program

Donate unwanted or unused instruments to schools or local programs that promote music education