Articles of Interest

Article #1: "What I Learned in the Lenoir School Band"

Despite more than three decades of generous private and government support for the arts, arts education in the United States can boast of only meager results. In this time of diminished funding and growing skepticism, the solo oboist of the New York Philharmonic explains what was so crucial in his own musical education—and why it is precisely what is missing, and needed, in arts education today.
This article so validated for me the effort WE are making as a community to provide a symphonic playing experience and opportunity for the youth in Central Oregon, enjoy!

Article #2: Boston Conservatory Address by Karl Paulnack

"One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I would not be appreciated. I had good grades in high school, I was good in science and math...
This article will give you pause to think and appreciate with a renewed spirit the joy, value and grace of music making in our communities and society, enjoy!

Article #3: Carnegie Hall to Establish National Youth Orchestra

Follow up website link: Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra

Article #4: Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons

When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills.
Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life...

Article #5: Is Music the Key to Success?


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