Category Archives: Advocacy

Music Sales Hit All-Time High in 2012

According to the Nielsen Company & Billboard’s 2012 Music Industry Report, U.S. music sales surpassed 1.65 billion unit transactions last year, up 3.1 percent compared to 2011.  Digital album sales increased by 14.10 percent, and digital track sales rose by … Continue reading

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Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com

New York Times Blog: When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music. Read … Continue reading

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The Literary Essay & Its Similarity to Sheet Music

What is an essay? When you look up the word ‘essay’ in a dictionary or online, it’s actually somewhat fascinating how the definition and description about it is so similar to what you would assume you’d find when looking up … Continue reading

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The Magnifica @ TMEA | TCU | TWU | UNT

The Magnifica Brass Quintet from France @ TMEA | TCU | TWU | UNTFeb. 6, 7 & 10, 2012 Pender’s Music Co., Arpeges of France (IMD), and Music 1st are bringing the Magnifica Brass Quintet to the February 2012 Texas … Continue reading

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Choral Students: Submit Text for an Upcoming Choral Arrangement!

Heritage Music Press continues to celebrate the value of music education and quality music for ensembles everywhere, and they’re inviting students to become part of the compositional process. Through June 30, 2011, Heritage Music Press will accept submissions from students … Continue reading

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Best School Music Mash-Ups

VH1 Save the Music and Apple & Eve Fruitables have partnered for the second year in a row to search for the Best School Music Mash-Ups in America! One elementary and one middle school vocal group will be awarded $10,000 … Continue reading

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EducationWatch: NAMM Takes It To 11 | GRAMMY.com

EducationWatch: NAMM Takes It To 11 | GRAMMY.com.

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Best Communities for Music Education

There are only a couple of days left to participate in NAMM’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Survey: Amid a backdrop of arts education budget cuts, now more than ever, a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation can help … Continue reading

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March is Music in Our Schools Month

Did you know that March is Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM)? That’s right, in just a few days there will be a prime chance to highlight the music program in your own school, or perhaps the school(s) of your … Continue reading

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The Choir & the Community

Is your choir in a community that supports the arts, and supports your music program? If so, you might want to fill out a nationwide survey that searches for communities whose [music] programs exemplify commitment to music education. Once analyzed, … Continue reading

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