Benefits of Music

Benefits of Music

  • Students in music programs scored 57 points higher in the verbal portion, and 47 points higher in the math portion of the SATs than students with no arts participation.
  • Students who participated in music programs receive more awards and academic honors than do their peers with no such experience.
  • In schools with strong music classes, cases of low self-esteem, shyness, and school delinquency are decreased.
  • Schools with strong music programs have better school attendance.
  • Schools with strong music programs have higher graduation rates, especially for minority students.

        -Utah Music Educators Association http://umea.us/advocacy.php

  • Students in top quality music programs scored 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math on standardized tests mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act (University of Kansas)

         -National Association for Music Education and Artist Steven Van Zandt Endorse Findingshttp://www.stratacomm.net/wwwroot/menc/harrispoll_nov07/release.html

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