Blog Posts for Arts Education

He was “Born to Boogie”: Aspiring Broadway star shares his story of his time in “Billy Elliot”

Posted by Tanner Pflueger, Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

One important lesson I have learned during my college career is to “learn how to learn.” To be competitive in the industry, you must take the initiative and continue to learn throughout your life. I believe arts education in school is important because in addition to teaching essential skills needed in every day life, it is the keystone in a well-rounded education.

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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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