South Central Regional Music Conference (SCRMC)

March 2, 2012

The Relationship between Music and Visual Arts Formal Study and Academic Achievement on the Eighth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Test.
A physical copy is available through the State Library of Louisiana.
The link is to a video of LSU's Dean Kaptain's presenting some of the work from the dissertation. View minute 7:35.
Music Matters
Testimony to the New Jersey State Board of Education

Louisiana Resources
Act 175 (2007) (R.S. 17:7 (26)) (A copy of the arts education law may be found at this link.)
Louisiana Bulletins
Louisiana Model Lessons for the Arts

Books mentioned
Creating and Sustaining Arts-Based School Reform: The A+ Schools Program
Music Advocacy: Moving from Survival to Vision
Strong Art, Strong Schools:The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling
Transforming Education Through the Arts (ISBN 9780415687027)
Why Our Schools Need the Arts
Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

National Resources
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
Access to Arts Education Government Accounting Office
Arts Education Partnership - Publications can be downloaded as pdfs.
Creating Quality - Wallace Foundation
Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain document
Quadrant Arts Education News
What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education
Why Your Child Needs the Arts Advantage and How You Can Gan It.

Bobby McFerrin at the World Science Festival
Notes and Neurons

Culture and the arts are essential components of a comprehensive education leading to the full development of the individual. Therefore, Arts Education is a universal human right, for all learners, including those who are often excluded from education, such as immigrants, cultural minority groups, and people with disabilities. (UNESCO 2006:3)