Why include MUSIC in our schools?
MUSIC is recognized as a core academic subject by the State of California and the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.
MUSIC education plays many important roles in student learning. Music is one discipline where all other academic subjects, including mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and physical fitness come together and connect.
MUSIC is unique to the human species. All humans are capable of participating in music at many different levels.
MUSIC learning can increase test scores in other academic disciplines.
MUSIC is one of the seven intelligences as defined by Harvard University researcher Dr. Howard Gardner. Many people have strength in musical intelligence that may go untapped without music education, leaving gaps in overall student learning.
MUSIC connects humans across all gender, racial, geo-political, socio-economic, cultural and environmental divides.
MUSIC connects humans across all time.
MUSIC gives voice to what cannot be put into words.
MUSIC is a superior delivery system for truth.
MUSIC is just cool.