Why is musical education important?
"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
- Schools with music programs have about 90.2% graduation rate compared to schools without music education which average 72.9% graduation.
- In 2010 students who took 4 years of art and music classes in high school scored 102 higher points on the SATs
- 90% of preschool children studied, showed increased verbal intelligence after just 20 days of musical training.
- 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
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