Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona's household as a child was filled with music. Both his parents were performers, and he and his siblings were their backing band.
“My brother played the guitar and I played percussion.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — From Hollywood movies to the Beach Boys and Snoop Dogg, California has been a world-famous incubator of the arts.
Yet arts education is lagging in the state's public schools. Advocacy organizations say fewer than a quarter of them have a full-time arts or music education teacher, and most schools serving low-income students offer few, if any, courses in dance, music, theater and visual arts.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Stewart has been selected as the next director of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Pride of the Southland Marching and Athletic Bands. Beginning July 1, Stewart will lead the 340-member team of musicians and majorettes, the School of Music announced recently.
SCOTTSBLUFF – America is observing Teacher Appreciation Week and Westmoor Elementary in Scottsbluff will be losing one of its great VITs (Very Important Teacher) as Principal Charlotte Browning steps down from 42 years in the classroom.
The legacy of longtime University of Oregon music professor and arts icon Edmund Cykler will live on thanks to a former student’s $1 million gift establishing a faculty chair in his name.
Cykler, who died in 1988 at age 84, served on the UO faculty from 1947 to 1984.
Providing students with adequate music experiences is time and teacher intensive. Yet music learning provides so many real world benefits for student learning and progress, it must not be undervalued or cut.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Inside a packed Watson Theater at Coker College Thursday, 249 student-musicians from across the Darlington County School District participated in the All-County Music Festival.
The students study in several programs such as choral music, band and strings.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Move over, recorder — you bastion of fourth-grade instrumental music — there's a new kid in town who's hip and cool and the perfect accompaniment for songs from "Moana."
Associated for many years with Hawaiian culture and stripped of coolness by Tiny Tim, the ukulele has made a comeback.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conductor Gustavo Dudamel's passion for music education is on display in a new PBS special.
In "Gustavo Dudamel: Conducting a Life," the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director discusses the importance of music in young lives, including his own childhood in Venezuela.