The Monday Morning Music Mix -Education News From All Over ~9-14-09
Today’s Monday Morning Music Mix (grab your favorite heated beverage and “take five”):
Monday’s Music Quote, Charlie Parker: “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
The Morning Music News Follows Directly, Standby:
No Child Left Behind: Determining the impact of policy on music education in Ohio: Dr. Rick Dammers summarizes a research article by Kevin Gerrity that looks into the impact of music education policy in the schools.
Music May Improve Feeding, Reduce Pain in Premature Babies: “As long as there have been babies, adults have crooned lullabies to soothe them. But research suggests music might also help premature infants learn to suckle better and reduce their pain.” *Hat-Tip: Heather Caserta
The Significance of Music Education?: A NEW book by Bennett Reimer that explores significant issues in the past, present, and future for Music Education. Essays in the book include: “What Music Cannot Do”, “Should There be a Universal Philosophy of Music Education”, “Is Musical Performance Worth Saving?”, and more. *Hat-Tip: Alex Ruthmann
More music lessons -to improve memory, intelligence and behavior: An article in the UK Guardian that discusses the National Year of Music that was recently launched…”Learning a musical instrument at school improves children’s behaviour, memory and intelligence, a government-commissioned study has found, as ministers launch the first National Year of Music.”
Drumming up support for music lessons: An interesting op-ed article that looks into the state of Music Education in Australia…. “In yesterday’s Herald, Gill wrote that it was a disgrace and an embarrassment that large numbers of school-age children do not receive any music education, and called for a change in educating music teachers.”
*Hat-tips are given at times to show who or where I learned about a article listed in the Monday Morning Music Mix… Have a great week!
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.