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The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents

The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

Here is one of a series of eight articles that would be useful to parents and music booster organizations.  

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Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators
Resources to help strengthen and/or save school music programs. A service of the PMEA Advancement of Music Education Council.
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Take Action - National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Take Action - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it
Take action so we together change the national conversation about music’s role in delivering an outstanding education to all students.
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Broader Minded

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A wonderful new resource for music educators and music education supporters from NAfME

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Jenny Clark's curator insight, March 6, 2014 5:10 PM

Broaden your minds!#castleberryelementarybig

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged
and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity
becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita
Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when
they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this
mental workout.
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Welcome to the Spirit of Harmony Foundation

Welcome to the Spirit of Harmony Foundation | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it
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The Spirit of Harmony Foundation is Todd Rundgren’s philanthropic organization, created to offer support for music education and music performance through fundraising, special events, mentoring, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships, encouraging the cultural, academic, social, and personal benefits of music.

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Music Advocacy

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A list of Videos showing the importance of teaching music in schools. Compiled by Plank Road Publishing.

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Jenny Clark's curator insight, March 6, 2014 5:16 PM

Cool sight for numerous video clips about music advocacy!

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Radio Smart Talk: How essential is music education? - witf.org

Radio Smart Talk: How essential is music education? - witf.org | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

Radio Smart Talk: How essential is music education? Radio show with PMEA Executive Director Margaret Bauer and PMEA Advocacy Chair Richard Victor.

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly - Find Your Legislator

The Pennsylvania General Assembly - Find Your Legislator | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

Use this link to find contact information for your legislators as well as news about current legislative activity.

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ArtsEdSearch Home

ArtsEdSearch Home | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

ArtsEdSearch is an extremely useful collection of arts education advocacy research, organized by AEP so that you can access studies that support your case for arts education in different arts disciplines, at different grade levels, etc.

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Just Play: "Twinkle" PSA Campaign for NAMM 2013 and NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation unveils its new public service announcement campaign, "Just Play." This spot will debut in a national multi-media campaign starting in Ma...
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Music Education Advocacy Articles

Music Education Advocacy Articles | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

This site features links to over 50 excellent articles.

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Advocacy Toolkit | VH1 Save The Music

Advocacy Toolkit | VH1 Save The Music | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation Advocacy Toolkit is a place where community members, teachers, and administrators can come to find the resources they need to keep music education strong in their community.

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Why Music Is Important: El Sistema Makes the Case to the World

Why Music Is Important: El Sistema Makes the Case to the World | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

Read about the fundamental principles of the El Sistema method -- a trust in the power of music, intense and consistent immersion, an emphasis on excellence, warm nurturing of the individual child, and the potent bonding experience of ensemble performance.

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Advocacy

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Advocacy ideas for Music Educators
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A new resource for Pinterest users. Looking for that Infographic you saw a few months ago? Check here. You will probably find it!

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Advocacy Resources – National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

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Here is the link to the recently updated Advocacy Resources website page from NAfME

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Broader-Minded Movement - YouTube

Music not only impacts academic achievement, it also shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them. Let's think beyond the bubb...

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Local Arts Rapid Response Kit | Americans for the Arts

Local Arts Rapid Response Kit | Americans for the Arts | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it
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This is a good source for resources when all arts advocates in a school district are fighting together in response to cuts in programs.

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Music Advocacy Link Page : SchoolMusicMatters.com

Find links to other music advocacy sites, clip art sites, arts advocacy sites, and government sites. Find contact information for government officials to tell them of the importance of school music.
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Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:29 AM

193 web sites for music advocacy

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network

Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network is dedicated to the support of policies, practices and partnerships that ensure the arts are woven into the very fabric of American education
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Advocacy

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Tools to communicate the importance of music and the arts.  This site features links to hundreds of great resources!

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Lauren Mastrogiacomo's comment, March 20, 2013 9:41 AM
this lets people communicate why music is important
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Music Empowers Foundation | The Importance Of Music

Music Empowers Foundation | The Importance Of Music | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

A new "Importance of Music" page includes supporting articles and a great list of references.

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Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

An excellent article by Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Frank Fitzpatrick.

 

I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.
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The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents

The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

Here is one of a series of eight articles that would be useful to parents and music booster organizations.  

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Music Education & History Resources for Teachers - Distance Education.org

Music Education & History Resources for Teachers - Distance Education.org | Advocacy In Action: Links for Music Educators | Scoop.it

This article contains a comprehensive list of music education resources for teachers to get some ideas for lesson plans and activities.

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Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:34 AM

An idea about what an online music class can look like.