Tag Archives: Arts Education

A Special Message from The Canadian Brass

We invite you to enjoy this video from the Canadian Brass in support of the film project. It’s not too late to form a team and seek to Win the Canadian Brass or some of the other prizes valued at more than $50,000. JOIN THE CAMPAIGN “For Canadian Brass, music education has been a constant … Continue reading A Special Message from The Canadian Brass

Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

[Editor: The following blog is based on the National Public Radio show, “Turning dented band instruments into teaching tools.” AMP interviewed program creator Dr. Jeremy Earnhart, Director of Fine Arts with the Arlington Independent Schools, to learn more.] AMP: What led you to conceive and launch this instrument repair program for the Arlington schools? JE: … Continue reading Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

Parents and Teachers are in Harmony About Students Learning Music, New National Study Shows

Source: Namm Foundation A large majority believes that children should have opportunities to learn to play musical instruments as early as elementary school and that music and arts education are “extremely” or “very important.” WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new … Continue reading Parents and Teachers are in Harmony About Students Learning Music, New National Study Shows

Policy ALERT: New ESEA Draft Retains Core Academic Subjects, Adds Music

Last week, we received game changing news from NAfME and the Music Education Policy Roundtable. The new bipartisan Senate ESEA proposal, “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” would retain the core academic subject section from No Child Left Behind (including “arts”), and, additionally, would add “music,” as a specifically enumerated core academic subject.