Important Studies and Resources

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.      — Plato

Music Makes Us Whole: An initiative of several dozen Minnesota non-profit and for-profit organizations that believe every child deserves a rich music education.

The SupportMusic Coalition: A program of the NAMM Foundation, the SupportMusic Coalition unites non-profit organizations, schools and businesses working to keep music education strong in their communities. The Why Music Matters pages highlight studies that explore the impact of music making as well as how music making can be a part of your life.

Arts Education Partnership: Part of the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Arts Education Partnership is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America–high quality research serves as a hallmark of their work because evidence in action is power.

Think Beyond the Bubbles: Understanding that music not only impacts academic achievement, but also shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them, the National Association for Music Education broader minded advocacy campaign promotes sequential, standards-based classroom music accessibility by emphasizing the need to educate the whole student.