>You make the assumption that music >education programs ONLY use or >explore classical music,
And up until the push for "diversity" wasn't that the case. > >Music education programs, and all arts >programs are essential to the >education of young people (PARTICULARLY >young people of color) because >it gives kids OPTIONS and >ALTERNATIVE ways to interpret curriculum
Interesting perspective. Could you provide some examples?
>To assume that an organization ("high >culture" or not) is involved >with young people only to >"indoctrinate" them to classical music >is a huge mistake.
what is there motivation then? I know why Nike sponsors the basketball team, and Ford donates a mustang to the senior prom, so why is the "Philharmonic" at Lincoln high?
Music >education programs and all arts >education programs in public schools >can be a wonderful supplement >to the beauraucratic, "assesment based" >learning that goes on in >public schools.
Supplement perhaps, but the real problem with schools lies in the assesment based learning. Actually that's just one of the problems. But we can address those in a later post.
They help >children use their imagination, their >creativity, and interpretation skills in >ways that can help nurture >talent, improve reading and writing >skills, the list goes on.
> >So please don't make such statements, >because it really undermines the >hard work that a lot >of us do on behalf >of children. Thanks.
Most people don't know what "you" do. I need to make those statements so that you can educate others.
I am intrigued. Would you say that your org, represents the majority of what is being taught in music classrooms today?