Why support music?

  • We hear that music is so important but why? 

    What can it do for us? 

    Who are some big supporters of music?


     


    Why is it important?

    Is Music the Key to Success? NY Times Article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/opinion/sunday/is-music-the-key-to-success.html


    Modern research has stated that there is a strong correlation between those students who participate in music and those who do well in classes other than music (ie math, science, etc.).  The "musical" students also tends to do much better on standardized tests than their fellow classmate who does not participate in music.


    Check out this link to a study done by the University of Kansas. http://news.ku.edu/2014/01/14/ku-research-establishes-link-between-music-education-and-academic-achievement


    Please check out the link at the bottom of the page to a news report that helps explain through the voices of children and music researchers why a music education is important. (or see this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUhylSoaJ1c&feature=player_embedded)

    American Music Conferene:  http://www.amc-music.org/musicmaking/thebrain.htm

     

    Supporters of Music:

    VH1 Save the Music has been instrumental in changing music in the Highland Falls district.  Just a few years ago, we received a grant of many instruments from them, which have helped and will continue to help students experience music in a public school.

    Pythagoras Ever hear of a (squared) + b(squared) = c (squared)?  Well the same man who came up that equation, thought that the universe had a natural sound and music is what kept the stars and plants in harmony and from smashing into one another.

    Albus Dumbdore states in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, "Ah Music!  A magic beyond all we do here..."