Tim Gee Posts

The Arts Enrich Us All

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“In the push for quality math, science, technical, humanities, and other programs, please be sure that the arts are not ignored or pushed to one side. Provide your political support for the total curriculum. The arts enrich all of us.”

~ Dr. Richard Miller, Executive Director American Association of School Administrators

Adam Crozier – Student Spotlight

During the summer of 2018 we visited the Symphonic Youth Orchestra to interview some of their students. We were curious to find out how music has influenced them throughout their school careers, as well as how it has prepared them for the future. Here’s our conversation with Adam Crozier from Perry Meridian High School. Please take a few minutes to get to know him and learn where he’s headed next!

A big thank you to Shawn Goodman and the rest of the staff at the Symphonic Youth Orchestra. To learn more about the SYO please visit their website at https://www.syogi.org.

Teens Indicate Making Music Provides Freedom To Be Comfortable and Relaxed

“Teens indicate making music provides the freedom for teens to just be themselves; to be different; to be something they thought they could never be; to be comfortable and relaxed in school and elsewhere in their lives.”

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Music In Schools Helps Students Connect With Each Other Better

With music in schools, students connect to each other better – greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm.

~ Jensen, E., Arts With the Brain In Mind, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001

The Arts Are Keys That Unlock Understanding and Accomplishment

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

~ William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

Arts Education Aids Students In The Ability To Learn New Skills

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

~ Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation

Lauren Newell – Student Spotlight

During the summer of 2018 we visited the Symphonic Youth Orchestra to interview some of their students. We were curious to find out how music has influenced them throughout their school careers, as well as how it has prepared them for the future. Next up is Lauren Newell from Lawrence North High School. Please take a few minutes to get to know her and all that she’s learned from being in orchestra.

A big thank you to Shawn Goodman and the rest of the staff at the Symphonic Youth Orchestra. To learn more about the SYO please visit their website at https://www.syogi.org.

The Strength of Every Democracy Is Measured By Arts Commitment

“The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.”

~ Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation