Musical Education Encourages High Achievement
Study of music and the arts encourages a suppleness of the mind, a
toleration for ambiguity, a taste for nuance, and the ability to make
trade-offs among alternative courses of action.
The study of music helps students to think and work across traditional
disciplines. They learn both to integrate knowledge and to "think
outside the box."
• An education in music teaches student how to work together cooperatively.
• An education in music builds an understanding of diversity and the multi-cultural dimensions of our world.
Music education is driven towards a goal and insists on the value of
content, which helps students understand "quality" as a key value in
• A music education contributes to technological competence.
- Source: Business Week, October 28, 1996