Blog Posts for Arts Education Network

The Few. The Proud. The Pianist.

Posted by Christopher Schmitt, Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

People often assume Juilliard students could never cope with the rigors of military life, but I beg to disagree: Nothing could prepare one better than pervasive pressure to perform at a level of utter perfection, interminable personal and professional criticism, and the resultant ability to flourish in an environment where failure is simply not an option. 

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Lessons from Band Class

Posted by Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

Students working together through music and rhythm perfectly symbolize the ideal climate we strive to develop at each school. Each instrumentalist makes a meaningful contribution through melody, harmony, and rhythm. There is a sense of belonging and a spirit of cooperation among peers and adults. Everyone has a place and a purpose.

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The Future of Arts Education is a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy at the Podium

Posted by Robert Lynch, Sep 12, 2016 0 comments

Today when I think about back-to-school time, I worry. Will the teachers be prepared to reach every student—and reach them in the poorer corners of cities as well as rural areas? Are the schools welcoming and enticing to students and parents? Will creativity be a daily activity in the lives of our country’s next generation of thinkers, leaders, and artists?

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A Life Filled With the Arts

Posted by Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Sep 12, 2016 0 comments

Every day I see students succeeding from having access to dance, theater, visual and media arts and music education. They are Americans, and their right to a rich and varied curriculum should not be dependent on their zip code or their ability to pay for a private school. Arts education is enriching their lives, just as it did mine.

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How a Trip to the Lincoln Center Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Teaching

Posted by Dr. James Buss, Sep 12, 2016 0 comments

During our time at the Lincoln Center, the resident artists put us through our paces. The eight faculty members, including myself, were asked to sing, make music, act, and construct pieces of art. For those of us who were biologists, political scientists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, English professors, and historians, we had never been asked to take such actions in this way.

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