Broader Minded

What Does It Mean To Be Broader MindedTM?

What is the role of music in education our nation’s students? Today’s education culture places a high value on quantifying academic achievement. Gauging student progress and learning is clearly important, but the true mission of education lies in shaping the students behind the scores

Studies have proven that there are positive links between engagement with music and academic achievement, but that data is only part of the bigger picture.

Music does something even more important – it shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them. It allows for deep engagement and nurtures assets and 21st century professional skills that are critical to future success, such as creativity, curiosity, determination, inter and intrapersonal communication, and motivation. 

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Music Advocacy News – The Broader MindedTM blog

For the latest developments in music education advocacy – from Washington, D.C. and around the nation – please visit our Broader MindedTM blog. Updated around the clock by our advocacy and policy staff, there you will find the latest in music education policy:

  • Legislative Developments in Congress
  • The Federal Budget and Appropriations Process
  • Regulatory and Implementation Policy Affecting Music Education
  • Music Advocacy from the State/Local Level