Music classes do not offer the music that the most students want to learn

Clint Randles, professor of Music Education at University of South Florida, tells with the article “Why music lessons need to keep up with the times” that he can appreciate how his students love music, but they do not like the musical options which are offered by the school. If the average American teens spend almost… Read More »

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The comprehensively educated black cellist shows that classical music doesn’t have to be the preserve of a tiny elite

The article “Young musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason is just what classical music needs” deals with how the young cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, could escape from isolation thanks to classical music, so his family understood that music had to be a comprehensive part of his life and training, and this way it happened to his siblings too. This… Read More »

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Tone Deaf: Reflections on the National Association for Music Education

“Tone Deaf: Reflections on the National Association for Music Education” makes a reflection about an article that tells what happened in a national meeting of Art in USA. After the mishap, which Michael Butera spoke about Black and Latino people’s handicap for the music field, Kery McCord hit the roof wondering how this stance may… Read More »

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The role of music education in compulsory school curricula

Evaluacción is a blog owned by the Andalusian Office of Educational Assessment. We share the link to “El Lugar de la Educación Musical en el Currículo Obligatorio” discussing the possibilities of school music education at the psychomotor, social-affective, cognitive and aesthetic levels. This entry also deals with the difficulties that music is experiencing to develop its… Read More »

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It turns out funding music education costs less than everyone thought

The article “It turns out funding music education costs less than everyone thought” shows the results from a study which reports that it’s fairly economical to keep music education in schools if funding and cutting is balanced. However, the tendency is that school districts assess carefully the effects of cutting music education programs as it… Read More »

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What a Well-rounded Music Education should mean for all students

In “What a Well-rounded Music Education should mean for all students”, Maud Hickey discusses how the US Government bets for music as part of the school, after realising that a diverse curriculum improves creativity and is a too for a better life. Hickey raises the example coming from her own experience with prison music programs… Read More »

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