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Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm City Hall

Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm City Hall (Photo credit: Michael Cavén)

The Minnesota Orchestra has disbanded. New York City Opera has performed for the last time. Entire concert series have been discontinued.  Arts in the schools have been cut drastically.

We should all be outraged!

Perhaps that is why the following discussions of the overwhelmingly positive effect of music study have appeared in the media in just the past week:

Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher

October 9, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht
Arts Journal

Is Music the Key to Success?

Published: October 12, 2013
The New York Times

The Band’s Robertson Wants Kids To Know Music’s ‘Legends

Interview by Melissa Block
October 14, 2013   4:34 PM
National Public Radio
Audio and transcript

Using music to close the academic gap

The Atlantic
via JDW at Piano World

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