Advocacy

Take Action! NAfME's center for advocacy for music education: for your school, for your children, for our nation.

Hill Day: 2015 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC

ISME: The International Society for Music Education

Why is music education important?

Music for All: Children who study music in school score higher on the SAT, helps develop reasoning skills, and develops discipline. However, "only one in four eighth graders reported being asked to sing or play a music instrument at least once a week." Click to read more.

Psychology Today: Einstein On Creative Thinking: Music and the Intuitive Art of Scientific Imagination

Why learn to Play: brochure from the NAMM foundation

Scientific American: Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind. Music produces profound and lasting changes in the brain. Schools should add classes, not cut them.

Washington Post: Top ten skills children learn from the arts

Children's Music Workshop: Many, many reasons why music education should be a part of every child's life

DoSomething.org: 11 Facts About Music Education

Music Education Facts: a slide presentation, presented as PDF

Creativity in the workplace: Why arts education means jobs

The College Board: Voices in the Arts packet

How to defend your program: What to do if your program is threatened by budget cuts


Music education scientific studies

VH1 Save the Music Foundation; Benefits to the Brain

The current state of affairs

Music Education for All: The economy and jobs, external correlations and academic benefits, health benefits

Make Music Better: How to make music education better for students, for teachers, for parents, for administrators, for advocates.