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  • Music Education BJ ZamitesWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What are we talkin’ about here? We’re observing the relationship between music [education] and academic success.  F P Music education in high school is necessary because it’s correlated to higher academic performanceWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Be Careful! • This is not about the correlation between academic success and success in life • This presentation can’t say whether or not music education is necessary for lifeWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • A Quick Word About Myself... the music studentWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What is the correlation between academics and music? Why is this correlation so prevalent? What does it all mean? and what can be done?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Some other research... Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society. - H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Some other research... With music in schools, students connect to each other better- greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm. - Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Some other research... With music instruction in schools, teachers found that students were less aggressive. - Konrad, R.R., Empathy, Arts and Social Studies, 2000WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Some other research... Students of lower socioeconomic status gain as much or more from arts instruction [...]. - James Catterall et al., 1999WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Let’s start with something simple Remember that blue represents music students. • 7% of the high school is involved the music program • It’s certainly something you’d expect from a popular club 2010WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Something more startling Remember that blue represents music students. • 75% of “Academic Scholars” were involved with music • That’s 21 of 28 2010WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Our Valedictorians Remember that blue represents music students. • The most successful students are generally music students. • 8 of the last 10 Valedictorians at Upper Merion 2001-2010 were music students.WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • How?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What is the correlation between academics and music? Why is this correlation so prevalent? What does it all mean? and what can be done?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • The Mozart Effect? +WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Not Exactly... Increased IQ?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Scientific Correspondence Article This enhancement is [...] not statistically significant and is smaller than the average variation of a single person’s IQ- test performanceWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Charles J Limb, M.D. • Associate Professor- Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery • Faculty, Peabody Conservatory of MusicWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • VideoWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • “Your Brain on Improv” • The Medial Prefrontal CortexWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What’s the Prefrontal Cortex?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What are we getting at? • Stimulated Prefrontal Cortex • GOOD WORKERSWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • A word from...WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Basically... “[...] they have found that music lessons can produce profound and lasting changes that enhance the general ability to learn.”WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • How? “[...] instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus.”WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • How? “Discerning subtleties in pitch and timing can also help children or adults in learning a new language.”WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • How? “[music students] can attend to several things at once in the mental scratch pad called working memory, an essential skill in this era of multitasking.”WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What is the correlation between academics and music? Why is this correlation so prevalent? What does it all mean? and what can be done?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Music Education is in Trouble Th er es No Fu nd ingWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
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  • My application video is on the next slide.WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • VideoWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • How has music affected you?WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Works CitedBarnhart, Rachel. "RCSD Budget Deeply Cuts Art, Music, Foreign Language." 13WHAM. 11 Apr. 2011. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.Berman, Elaine. Academic Statistics of Music Students vs. Student Population. Raw data. Upper Merion Area High School Guidance Department, King of Prussia, PA. This is a compilation of statistics collected and maintained by our own guidance department. The data can be presented in a way that allows for conclusions to be made about the implications of music education. This information will have a stronger effect in the presentation because it connects to the audience on a personal level (they are part of the data). This is expected to be the most striking element of the sideshow.Blades, James. Percussion Instruments and Their History. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1971. Print. James Blades was an internationally recognized British percussionist. Hes regarded as one of the most distinguished in western music. The book is a standard reference book in the percussion world and continues to be a valuable contribution to music since its production in 1971. It not only explains common techniques of several percussion instruments, but provides an explanation on why the techniques work with the instrument that include information about the history and production of piece each of equipment."Budget Cuts Eliminate Schools Beloved Music Program." TheIndyChannel.com. 20 Feb. 2010. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.Chabris, Christopher F. "Prelude or Requiem for the ‘Mozart Effect’?" Nature 26 Aug. 1999: 826-28. Web.Varying professors of psychology at some of the nations top universities including Harvard conclude that the Mozart Effect doesnt exist. Each department contributed a section to the article and it was published in Nature Magazine, regarded as one of the countrys top scientific publications.Chai, Jing. "Further Budget Cuts on Music." Ann Arbor.com. 25 Nov. 2009. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • ContinuedConrad, David. "American Music Education: A Struggle for Time and Curriculum." Phi Kappa Phi Forum 86.4 (2006): 31. MAS Ultra - School Edition. EBSCO. Web. 19 Mar. 2011.; The article discusses the struggles of U.S. music education related to time and curriculum. Reports revealed that when the No Child Left Behind was established in 2001, the schools lessened the time available for music and arts education. The conflict on whether music education should be performance-based or understanding-based is also elaborated. Efforts in bridging the gap between musical understanding and musical performance like comprehensive musicianship training programs are discussed in detail.Gielniak, Michael. "Advocacy: Using Quotes and Research to Advocate for Your Programs." Banddirector.com - The #1 Online Resource for Band Directors! Web. 22 May 2011. <http:// www.banddirector.com/article/rl-music-advocacy/advocacy?resourcelibrary=39>.The site contains many quotes from substantial people either in government, the music industry, or education. The quotes are positives about band students and are easily integrated into the project. Its meant to help band directors try to prove the worth of their program, and thats exactly what Im doing."Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind." Scientific American 303.5 (2010): 16. MAS Ultra - School Edition. EBSCO. Web. 19 Mar. 2011. In this article the authors discusses the importance of music in learning and why music education needs to be preserved. They note several neuroscience studies that have shown that the study and practice of music has benefits, including enhancing an individuals general ability to learn, and discuss the trend in schools regarding a decline in music education.Limb, Charles. "Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv." TED: Ideas worth Spreading. Jan. 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. <http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv.html>. Charles Limb is an associate professor that specializes in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at Johns Hopkins University. He also serves in the Peabody Conservatory of Music there researching the relationship between music and the brain. Dr. Limb presents his research at this Mid-Atlantic TED convention. He finds that different parts of the brain are used when playing memorized music and when improvising.WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • ContinuedMoran, Chris. "Low Note Sounds for Music Education." The San Diego Union-Tribune 19 Nov. 2003. SignOnSanDiego.com. 19 Nov. 2003. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education."Music Leaders Fear School Budget Cuts." Napa Valley Register. 24 Mar. 2011. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.Richardson, Hannah. "School Music Services Face Budget Cuts of up to 10%." BBC News Education & Family. 7 Feb. 2011. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.Twomey, Steve. "Phineas Gage: Neurosciences Most Famous Patient." Smithsonian Magazine. Jan. 2010. Web. 24 May 2011.This article includes everything needed to know about the story of Phineas Gage and his life. The discovery of his photo, skull, and otherwise are documented and presented in this Smithsonian Article.Van Harken, Joseph. "Budgets Cut Student Experience." CNN Politics. 20 Aug. 2003. Web. 24 May 2011.This is one of the websites I used as an example of a budget cut that rid a school of music education.Washam, Donald. "On Music Education by Means of Wind and Percussion." Personal interview. 03 Mar. 2011. This interview was conducted Donald Washam. He is the department head and band director for Upper Merion High School and has been in the district for over ten years and offers his unique perspective of his personal musical experience as well as his observations about the relationship between academic success and music education.Wessels, Mark. A Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion. MW Productions. Print. A Fresh Approach. Mark Wessels is a renowned percussionist and private educator in the United States. His beginners series "A Fresh Approach" is endorsed by Vic Firth and available to music educators and their students alike. The book is designed to develop the necessary foundation for a successful mallet percussion career. Its intended to provide the student with "a logical approach for learning to read music" while developing keyboard technique and basic understand of music theory.WILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • These are my picture locations. http://www.fctours.com/A_Plus.gif http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YdwmIhUxTJY/Som4tF9v16I/AAAAAAAABhY/84djpcGsLzc/s400/smart+baby.jpg http://www.mikesjournal.com/March%202006/Sleeping%20baby.jpg http://www.1902encyclopedia.com/M/MOZ/mozart-01.jpg http://media.smithsonianmag.com/images/Phineas-Gage-520.jpg http://www.umasd.org/umasd/site/default.asp http://images.ted.com/images/ted/75768c04b1affd1726869ff2e1086ef3a4b4a00a_254x191.jpg http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/42/63/000a6342_medium.jpeg http://www.kleinlab.org/images/Logo_ScientificAmerican_245x105.jpgWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • What Can you Do? March5.co Donate to the Upper Merion Music BoostersWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET
  • Conclusion Music is not just an “extra.” -The Editors of Scientific AmericanWILLIAM J ZAMITES III Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:07:38 AM ET