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Music education

Music and the ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree debate

Discord over vocational and theoretical aspects of music study in the 19th century still resonates in today's debates about higher education's purpose.

Times Higher Education

How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist

There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life.

ABC News


Experts Urge Classic Music Traditions Back in China

Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society.

China Radio International

Extended Music Education Increases Quality of School Life

Recent research, published in the journal Music Education Research, reveals measurable benefits of having a few extra hours of music education every week.

Science Daily

Digital technology could transform music education

Current music NCEA requirements need to be less dominated by Western art music practices and more accepting of a range of contemporary music approaches and practices.


Music graduates are more employable than you might think

With unique skills and a broad range of graduate jobs on offer, music students have better prospects than people imagine.

The Guardian

Is academia the right way to go for young people seeking a career in Music

The Music Industry is a unique working environment. No other industry that I have worked in offers such a warm welcome to the newcomer whilst presenting such a diverse choice of careers.

Musical Instrument Professional

Is Music the Key to Success?

Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard.

The New York Times

Inclusion and Success - The American Music Teacher

For most of my 16 years at MTNA, I have advocated that a proper music education involves, even requires, both public school music as well as private teaching.

Hispanic Business

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