Three Ways Music Educators Foster Learning for Life

    In recent years, mounting evidence has pointed to the transformative effect of art and music on young people, improving academic, social, and emotional outcomes.

    According to Anne Fennell, chair of the Innovations Council of the National Association for Music Education, what is less widely known is that education in the arts can also support learners to flourish in a new creative economy. She cites a recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, which reports that arts and cultural production contributed $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015—more than the construction, mining, utilities, insurance, and accommodation and food services industries.

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