Monday, January 20, 2014

More Articles on Why Teaching Music is Important

Back on New Year's Eve, USA Today published an op-ed by Wynton Marsalis and Harvard president Drew Faust on the importance of arts education:
We need education that nurtures judgment as well as mastery, ethics and values as well as analysis. We need learning that will enable students to interpret complexity, to adapt, and to make sense of lives they never anticipated. We need a way of teaching that encourages them to develop understanding of those different from themselves, enabling constructive collaborations across national and cultural origins and identities.
In other words, we need learning that incorporates what the arts teach us.
This follows a spate of articles in the fall about how music can make you smarter and richer and this one back in December in The New York Times