ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden was featured in the recent edition of ParentMap magazine. The article, Who's Got the Beat? Music Programs Enrich Schools, discusses how music, as well as dance, theater, and visual art, are essential to fostering creative thinking skills. Yet, amongst budget cuts, these subjects are typically the first to be
Teachers are one of the most influential figures in a student's life. This could not be more true than when it comes to arts teachers, whose instruction has the ability to unlock creativity and empower their students. Such an experience can inspire a student so deeply, that the rest of their life path is guided
As all students involved in the arts will tell you, arts programs provided in and during the school day play an important role in providing outlets to express creativity and find inspiration. In addition, studies have shown that participation in arts programs nurtures critical thinking and complex problem solving abilities, helping students develop the knowledge
Congratulations to the Edmonds School District, who received national recognition from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America!” This is Edmonds School District’s third consecutive year to receive this honor, and they are the only community to represent Washington state in this national designation.
ArtsEdWA In the News: Interlake High School’s Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd Washington Raises More Than $10,000!
Bellevue Reporter, April 1,2011 Read about the recent success of Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd Washington, a student-led fundraising event that helps raise awareness in the community of the importance of arts education.
Mickey Hart, former drummer of Grateful Dead, reflects on his own experience of an education that lacked arts integration. Connecting his passion for art and science, he shares how he combines the two and how they naturally fuel one another - something he wished he learned in school. Read his inspiring manifesto-style article.
This past January, MENC: The National Association of Music Educators surveyed members about booster groups and teachers on their advocacy experiences. Their findings are posted online and include some best practice ideas. Read their findings here.
Finish this essay: “How my music teacher has influenced me and my goals in school..." You could win your share of $20,000 including music products for your school music program! For more information, please click here.
The WannaPlay Fund provides musical instruments to students with a demonstrated need and the school and organizations that serve them. For more information please click here.
Seattle public schools have some of the best jazz programs in the country. Student ensembles dominate at national competitions and perform all over the world. But many kids don’t get to participate because the bands only exist in a few schools. Now a new program aims to give every middle and high school student in the area an