Kirsten LorenzenStephen Taperek Karl ZeringueEmily Duberman
From Performing together: The Arts and Education, jointly published by The American Association of School Administrators, The Alliance for Education and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1985.
The arts have been linked with many academic gains in reading, cognitive skills, critical thinking, motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. “arts can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing” ~ Rand Corporation Study
The visual arts teach skills like discipline and motor-control -- -> students learn how to focus on a task Learning how to analyze and interpret pieces of art ---> Literacy skills Attendance rates!!!
A 1999 study found that educators at schools that emphasized art education had increased satisfaction. Why? The students, more cooperative and expressive Greater opportunity to be innovative and creative in the classroom
Connects kids from different socioeconomic backgrounds Community projects Expression of opinions and feelings "Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz
Little to nothing over the past 10 years National Assessment of Education Progress
Economy! Focus on test scores as an assessment of academic achievement
• Leadership opportunities• Group interaction• Lifelong hobby• Cultural interaction• Knowledge of musical history• Self Discipline
• Students in music classes have the opportunity to be section leaders, and will be able to be the head of their group and make decisions to help better the group.
• Students have the opportunity to work with other students within their own section• They can also work in smaller groups with chamber ensembles, exposing them to work together on their own
• Students will have to learn self discipline by practicing every day, keeping up with their music and everything that comes with their instrument
• Studies have repeatedly shown that your IQ rises by 3-5 points after listening to classical music.• People who play a musical instrument always tend to be smarter in many ways than those who dont.• Very specific sounds and frequencies within our audios will increase intelligence.
• Music is an outlet for self expression and creativity• Scientists have also discovered that learning to read music or play a musical instrument develops higher thinking skills• The child who is skilled at music excels at problem- solving, evaluation, and analysis
• Studies also show that “music kids” are less likely to become involved with inappropriate habits, like drinking or drug use.
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