Music shapes our perceptions and emotions, even about sharks. It has long been a part of a well-rounded education in our schools.
Musical theater productions are rare in Arizona high schools, where fine arts programming in the schools has taken a few hits recently.
The National Association of Music Merchants has selected 118 schools and 476 school communities in America as the best places for music education.
Students, teachers, and everyone is recognizing it, celebrating it, and singing it in many ways from elementary schools to state houses.
Will the attacks in Paris cause a suburban Chicago marching band to cancel their trip to the City of Lights 13 months from now?
The Senate approved S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, 81-17, and the narrowing of the curriculum under NCLB inches toward an end.
Occasionally articles link music to math ability, suggesting the only reason we should support music ed is that it helps kids with their math.
Some classes in the fine arts, like beginning orchestra and concert orchestra, could be combined in one IL school district. It’s not pretty.
A proposed law in IL would remove the state’s requirement that HS students take 4 years of PE and let local boards decide.
Central Middle School in Tinley Park, IL, has a fine band, says one guest conductor and national clinician when it comes to great band music.