Category Archives: Advocacy

We Need More Honesty in Music Advocacy

This article seeks to help the cause of music advocacy by identifying its weakest (and yet most commonly advanced) arguments (citing of secondary benefits, pocketbook bias, and use of anecdotes) and by presenting a more honest way to advocate for music to stay (or grow) in schools. Read more »

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The Reality of Music and Creativity

The development of creativity is perhaps the most cited secondary benefit of musical study by music advocates, and yet musical instruction as it exists in current public K-12 education is one of the worst ways to promote creativity. Read more »

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