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Advocacy for Music Education Needs to Change: Anita Collins
The way we have been advocating for music education so far has been built upon well-meaning statements about how music benefits kids. But it needs changing. This is the view of Dr Anita Collins, a widely respected authority in neuromusical
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How Music is Maximizing Your Productivity
Listening to music has been a crucial part of our global culture development since the beginning of time. We listen to music to celebrate, to mourn, to run and to improve our mood. But have you ever tried listening to
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Hearing preservation should be part of music education
Studies suggest musicians are four times more likely than others to experience hearing loss due to their repeated exposure to loud, prolonged rehearsals and performances.
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Music education helps improve children’s ability to learn
What if a large number of scientific studies found there was one activity that could improve our cognitive function, help our memory systems work effectively, help us learn language, help us moderate our emotional states, help us solve complex problems
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How The ‘New World’ Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself
Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what’s great about a culture. That’s exactly what Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was when he came to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, an immigrant thrown into a new
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Here’s what the stark gender disparity among top orchestra musicians looks like
This fall, the world’s great symphony orchestras will open their 2018-19 seasons. And just as they have for decades, many of them will be sharply segregated by gender.
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Inside the booming business of background music
Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.
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Music, Mood and Work Efficiency
We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or
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