Research Briefs – Did you Know?

Here are some Music advocacy shorts to jump start your New Year.
From the AMC website – Research Briefs: Did you Know?

  • Middle school and high school students who participated in instrumental music scored significantly higher than their non-band peers in standardized tests.
  • Students who were exposed to the music-based lessons scored a full 100 percent higher on fractions tests than those who learned in the conventional manner.
  • Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.
  • A McGill University study found that pattern recognition and mental representation scores improved significantly for students given piano instruction over a three-year period.
  • High school music students score higher on SATs in both verbal and math than their peers.


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