Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday December 10th 7pm
ESMCA General Meeting
Monday December 15th 7pm
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There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes;
it's what we do with them that's important
- Jim Rohn
Keeping the Arts alive!
20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools
Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are having to do away with their music education programs. This is a mistake, with schools losing not only an enjoyable subject, but a subject that can enrich students’ lives and education. Click here to read on to learn why music education is so important, and how it offers benefits even beyond itself.
Musician Composes Pi Song on Piano
In order to help himself remember the digits of pi, David Macdonald decided to turn
each digit into a note on the A minor scale to play on the piano. He claims that now
he can hear the melody in his head, which allows him to recall the numbers in order.
He included a harmony with his left hand in order to round out the melody a bit.
During the video, fun facts about pi are shown in the corner as he plays the song.
Is theater the ultimate brain fitness product?
Hey, Stars, Be Nice to the Stagehands. You Might Need a Loan. - NY Times
In Defense of the Arts - The George Center for Music Therapy, Inc.
Is Music the Key to Success? - NY Times
Are our brains hardwired for music? - post-gazette.com
The Private Sector's Secret Weapon - Huffington Post
Russell Simmons' Art for Life - Huffington Post
Top 10 skills children learn from the Arts - The Washington Post
Why using improvisation to teach business skills is no joke - CNN.com
Theatre Brings New Perspective to Global Health Issues - HuffingtonPost.com
Theater Education Programs Are In Demand for Workforce Creativity:
Click here for article in the Huffington Post
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) report on Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools:
Click here for a summary of the report
Click here for the detailed resource report
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