We all know there are numerous benefits to having music, dance, and theater in the classroom. Our customers tell us all the time. But is there proof? In today's educational climate, you may find yourself in need of scientific studies that demonstrate the value of music education. Here are some links that might help. Please add a comment or contact us if you have a link we should add!
10 Salient Sudies of the Arts in Education - Paragraph-long summaries of 10 different studies, along with links to more information about each one.
Highlights from key national research on arts education: multiple arts - A fabulous list of summaries and links to national studies about arts education, collected by Americans for the Arts. This page focuses on studies related to multiple art types.
Highlights from key national research on arts education: music - Same as above, only these studies focus on music only.
Highlights from key national research on arts education: drama - Same as above, only these studies focus on theater and drama.
Arts education may improve graduation rates (The Center for Arts Education)
Schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance are often more proficient at reading, writing, and math (Arts Education Partnership)
Study Shows Arts Education Helps Learning Process (President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities)
Greater arts education led to fewer disciplinary infractions and higher attendance, graduation rates and test scores (Missouri Arts Council)
Arts education can help rewire the brain in positive ways (Johns Hopkins)
Music in their ears sharpens young minds (also see "Music to Our Ears" report)