The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) in Washington DC published a useful advocacy document for music education in 2011, funded by the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. It was based on a review of an extensive body of high-quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes in and through music.
The results show conclusively that music education equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success.
The document summarises the benefits around three main areas: (1) Music education prepares students to learn; (2) Music education facilitates student academic achievement; and (3) Music education develops the creative capacities for lifelong success.
Arts Education Partnership: http://www.aep-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Music-Matters-Final.pdf
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC): http://eric.ed.gov/?q=music+education&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_2011&ff2=subMusic+Education&id=ED541070
|BENEFIT:||LEARNING ABILITY, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, CREATIVE SKILLS FOR LIFE|
|AGE:||ALL AGE GROUPS|
|TYPE OF STUDY:||REVIEW OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH|
|PERIOD OF STUDY:||UNKNOWN|