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A grand display: By Anne Midgette, Washington Post, 1/21/2011

The arts are an essential part of society. The arts are what a society is remembered by. Those were the leitmotifs, sounded again and again, of the Kennedy Center's Thursday-night gala concert to open a two-week mini-festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of...

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...

Bill Nye the Science Guy – “There’s Science In Music”

Bill Nye the Science Guy provides insight into the science in music through a musical take based on the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bill better not quit his day job but the connection between science and music was a hit to our young kids. ...

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 ...