The importance of music

Study after study proves that regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students do better in school than those who have no music involvement. Whether it is improved spatial-temporal reasoning, which is integral to mathematics, or repetition of tunes and melodies, which is integral to verbal memory, learning, playing and creating music benefits children in many ways.

Music Makes Me Whole

The Music Makes Me Whole initiative, co-lead by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, is a grassroots movement to initiate conversations on the importance of music education within communities throughout the state.

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