San Diego Youth Symphony program hits right notes in Chula Vista

By Ashly McGlone, SD Union Tribune Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6 a.m. CHULA VISTA — Seventy Chula Vista third-graders are now receiving top-notch music instruction through the San Diego Youth Symphony’s Community Opus Project. Ashly McGlone // Otay Elementary students practice on new violins, violas, cellos and...

Music Education: Not just an optional class

In this video we suggest that music education, as part of the [+a]rts, is a key element missing from our national K-12 education policy. The message is music education must not be an optional class. Instead, music and the [+a]rts should be equally integrated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

The value of [+a]rt and creative thinking

Digital artist Scott Ligon talks about the value of art and creative thinking. He is a Cleveland Institute of Art Professor and author of Digital Art Revolution,Creating Fine Art with Photoshop, Random House. http://www.digitalartrevolution.com ...

Music Education Benefits

Most experts agree that children who study music at an early age not only excel academicallly, but see emotional benefits as well.  It is a shame our music programs are being cut in schools nationally and in San Diego due to budget cuts. The San...

The [+a]rt of changing behavior

One of the tenets of STE[+a]M focuses on the interconnected bind between convergent and divergent thinking. The following video provides an example of how a human behavior is changed through a creative solution to the following question. Can we get more people to choose to take the stairs...