Music Advocacy

Did You Know? A Music Advocacy Presentation

March 22, 2011

In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, and to continue our efforts to raise awareness of the importance of music education, Pepper would like to share this video.

It’s a phenomenal compilation of the results of so many of the studies conducted which revolve around comparisons between students who participate in music versus those who do not.  If you are looking for a tool to enhance a music advocacy presentation of your own, then this video is highly recommended.  Some facts of note:

  • Music participants receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.  (National Center for Education Statistics, 1990)
  • Reading or composing music particularly engages both sides of the brain.  Music in the curriculum…may be a valuable tool for the integration of thinking across both hemispheres of the brain. (Brain-Based Learning, by Eric Jensen, 2008)
  • High school music students score higher on the SAT in both verbal and math than their peers (The College Board, Profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report for 2006)


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  • Reply Rod April 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, what a great presentation of facts. Thank You!

    • Reply Paul Smith April 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Rod, Thank you for your kind words. Glad you liked this blog.

  • Reply Lisa Langston April 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you for publishing my video to the J.W. Pepper website. My hope is to educate the people who can help or hurt our cause.
    Lisa L

    • Reply Paul Smith April 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Lisa, It was our pleasure. Thank you for providing this great video.

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