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Supporting Research:

Facts and Insights on the Benefits of Music Study:
MENC—The National Association for Music Education, Why Music Education? 2007

21st Century Skills Map: The Arts - Partnership for 21st Century Skills

eSchool News article - re: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills/Arts Education

Musical Beat Enhances Visual Comprehension study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V5T-501CG97-2/2/14853572722f4314cfd1a02f3700f944?&zone=raall
informational article: http://www.miller-mccune.com/culture-society/musical-beat-enhances-visual-comprehension-15871/

“The Impact of Music on Childhood Adolescent Achievement,” Darby E. Southgate and Vincent J. Roscigno, Social Science Quarterly, March 2009
“[O]ur analyses demonstrate in a relatively rigorous fashion a robust relationship between music participation and achievement—a relationship that emerges particularly when music participation is conceptualized and measured broadly.”
“Music involvement is a form of cultural capital that seems to provide cognitive and social tools that help students successfully navigate the educational terrain.”

"Our Brain on Music: We need to do more than just listen," Scott Barry Kaufman, SharpBrains.com

“Arts at the Center of Creative Education,” Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, Psychology Today (“Imagine That!” blog), May 21, 2010.
“Arts and crafts underpin innovation in science and technology. Indeed, many scientists and inventors, some among the most eminent, have nurtured their professional creativity with arts and crafts avocations. Statistical studies corroborate the link between arts and crafts practice and scientific creativity.”

Arts With The Brain in Mind, Eric Jensen, ASCD, 2001

Music with the Brain in Mind, Eric Jensen, Corwin Press, 2000

“Music and Cognitive Achievement in Children”, Norman M. Weinberger, MuSICA, Vol 1, Issue No 2, Fall 1994
“Good pitch discrimination benefits learning to read by enhancing the second, phonemic stage of learning. Pitch change of verbal word components (formants) is thought to be the most important factor in conveying word information. The relationship to music education is straightforward, because such training invariably involves improvement in pitch discrimination.”

“Music as a Core Cognitive function” video presentation

New Research Reveals the Meaning and Importance of Music in the Lives of Teens. Basic findings of a study on how and why music education benefits teens. Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell, University of Washington, NAMM http://coalitionformusiced.ca/pdf/2008 Teen Study.pdf

Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music by Elizabeth M. Peterson, Yeoman Press, 2006 http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com/resources/inspired-by-listening-the-book-2/

“Using Music To Help Teach The 3Rs” article by Elizabeth Peterson, January, 2004 - http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com/articles/the%203rs.pdf

“How Music Teachers Got Their Groove Back”, THE Journal, October 2010

“Arts Education and Civilization: This Isn’t Child’s Play” a blog post by Elizabeth King, September 17, 2010 http://stayoutofschool.com/2010/09/arts-education-and-civilization/

Integrating Technology with Music Instruction: Using standard technology teaching tools to aid student learning and teach essential music skills (book) by Kyle B. Pace, Alfred, 2009

Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best, Fran Smith, Edutopia