Symposium on the Moral Imperative of Music Education

Symposium on the Moral Imperative of Music Education

Spirit of Harmony Foundation

4.18.2015

Spirit of Harmony Foundation

The Clinton School and the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, founded by musician, songwriter and record producer Todd Rundgren, will host a symposium on the importance of music education. The symposium will explore the social, neurological, economic, academic and creative benefits of music education and will conclude with a short musical performance by Todd. 

The Clinton School and the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, founded by musician, songwriter and record producer Todd Rundgren, will host a symposium on the importance of music education. The symposium will explore the social, neurological, economic, academic and creative benefits of music education and will conclude with a short musical performance by Todd.

The symposium panel includes:
- “The Social Benefits of Music Education: Music education improves children’s lives by making them more successful academically and in their social interactions (working with others and self-confidence)” with Margaret Martin, founder of the Harmony Project.
- “The Neurological/Physical Benefits of Music Education: Music education changes a child’s brain in ways that last a lifetime, making the child a better student and a more mentally fit adult” with Nina Kraus, director of Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.
- “The Economic Benefits of Music Education: The proven physical and social benefits of music education ultimately result in substantial economic assets that manifest throughout a person’s lifetime” with George S. Frod, co-founder and chief economist at Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies.
- “The Academic Benefits of Music Education: Individual students experience substantial and life-change positive results from active participation in music education programs” with Carl Mouton, director of bands for Maumelle High School.
- “The Emotional/Creative Benefits of Music Education: Music changes the world and changes ourselves” with Todd Rundgren, founder and president of the spirit of Harmony Foundation.
 
For more information, visit  http://www.spiritofharmony.org/symposium.html

 

*This event will be held in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center.