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MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Movie Web site
Visit the movie Web site to read more about the film, view additional clips, download photographs, read reviews, listen to radio interviews, buy the DVD and learn about the film's outreach and education initiatives.
MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Education and Outreach Web site
The education program for MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT, designed for both general and music educators, is targeted particularly at schools where funding for music has been reduced or eliminated. Visit the site to find out about the curriculum, which will be available this fall. Also, get information on how you can bring the film to your community with "town hall"-style workshops led by top arts and music educators.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
At the official Web site of The Philadelphia Orchestra find the orchestra’s history, information on orchestra radio broadcasts, individual concerts and touring schedule.
NPR: Weekend Edition: Movies: Film Explores Orchestra Players’ Calling
Listen to a March 2006 interview with Daniel Anker in which he talks about MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT, and watch clips from the film.
The National Association for Music Education (MENC)
MENC serves nearly 120,000 members, including music teachers, university faculty and researchers, college students preparing to be teachers, high school honor society members and others. Learn about current projects, national standards for music education in the U.S., government legislation on music in schools and find information on how to support music education.
Music Education Online (MEO)
A portal for the music education community, presented by Children’s Music Workshop, MEO features resources including advocacy research, bulletin boards, reading suggestions, grant information, instrument advice, practice tips, free music downloads, online degree information and more.
Leonard Bernstein: For Young People
A centerpiece of his work for more than ten years, the acclaimed Young People’s Concert series with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic helped shape the music experience for thousands of children and television viewers. Audio and video clips and transcripts from his lecture/performances are available on the site.
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
A nonprofit created to “restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raise awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child’s complete education.” Visit the organization’s official Web site to get a calendar of upcoming events and find out how to get involved.
A public service of the Music Education coalition, SupportMusic.com is a resource on the Web for those interested and willing to take the appropriate steps to bring music back to the schools.
Educational CyberPlayGround: Music Education
Browse this extensive and resource-rich site for educators, praised by The New York Times and USA Today. Find out about educational approaches to music and get links to studies and news about music and rhythm’s relation to intelligence and wellbeing, music downloads and classroom resources.
The Power of Music
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education and community settings. The organization’s Web site includes music therapy FAQs, information on how to find music therapists, personal stories and experiences and research.
NPR: Weekend Edition: Music Appreciation ‘Hard Wired’ In Brain
Listen to this 2002 story about a study that shows that sensitivity to music is a natural function of the human brain.
Music and the Mind, Time Magazine, November 14, 2005
Read about how music can improve treatment for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. This story must be purchased from the magazine’s online archive.
Dubious 'Mozart Effect' remains music to many Americans' ears, Stanford Report, February 2, 2005
Read this Stanford University report that takes a critical look at the popularity of the “Mozart Effect.”
BBC News Magazine: Does Classical Music Make Babies Smarter?
This exploration of the “Mozart Effect” attempts to separate the more scientifically sound benefits of music on infant development from the hype.
The Everyday Work of Art
by Eric Booth
Juilliard professor Eric Booth reflects on the relationship between art and humanity, and shows how each of us has the ability to tap into our creative selves and incorporate the creative process into our daily lives.
Music, the Arts, and Ideas
by Leonard Meyer
(University of Chicago, reissued 1994)
The aesthetics of music, and how the relationships between music, other arts, ideology and history has shaped contemporary culture is examined. In particular, Meyer’s writings on the relationship between information theory and music provide a lens through which we can attempt to understand the evolution of all of Western music.
A Well-Tempered Mind Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn
by Peter Perret and Janet Fox
(Dana Press, 2004)
In this book, Peter Perret and Janet Fox examine a study in which academic performance among "at risk" children was measurably improved by introducing orchestral music into the classroom. While the authors do not make claims that one can use music to increase intelligence, their findings do provide a strong case for the relationship between music and learning, and the book provides fascinating insights into the world of cognitive neuroscience.
Essential Musical Intelligence: Using Music As Your Path to Healing, Creativity, and Radiant Wholeness
by Louise Montello
(Quest Books, 2002)
Montello contends that we are all connected to music when we come into this world, and it is through losing that connection that we become ill and disconnected to our spiritual self. This book seeks to help readers reestablish that connection and restore a sense of wholeness and health.
The Tao of Music
By John Ortiz
(Weiser Books, 1997)
Although he makes no claims that music is a cure-all, Oritz taps its power by combining music with established psychological techniques and Taoist ideas to create an innovative concept: music can help you overcome the obstacles of everyday life, from pain to procrastination, relaxation to romance.
The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit
by Don Campbell
(Harper Paperbacks, 2001)
Read the provocative book that proposed that classical music, or the music of Mozart's period, can reach out to those who are mentally isolated from their fellows, like the autistic, and can help infants react and think better.
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