Sarah’s Story: On the Imperative of Music Education for Our Society

Phil Mariage When history loses urgency, people tend to live at the expense of the future, despite their better judgment.  -- Neil Howe and William Strauss, 'Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069.' The daughter of parents who saw no need for her to achieve anything more than a husband, Sarah, a native Arkansan, had spirit. Her father did enjoy the music of ...
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Music Education Counteracts Negative Influences for Youth

Jean D. Lachowicz It’s called resiliency. It’s called a spark. It’s called a miracle. It’s called a fluke. There is no easy way to explain the reason why some kids manage to grow up in extremely difficult situations and conquer their challenges against all odds, confound the naysayers, and attain unimaginable success in personal, professional, and academic achievements. What ...
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