• Welcome to Meadowlark Ridge's
      Music Room!
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    They've got concert info, pictures, event notices, and videos!
    Don't miss a thing!
    Scroll down to read some amazing facts about music education or use the bullet points on the left hand side to find out specific information on concert dates, performance materials, or some fun music games!
    Why Music?  
    Did you know that:
    The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT's than students with no participation.
    - Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board,
    compiled by the Music Educators National Conference (2002)
     U.S. Department of Education data on more than 25,000 secondary school students found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show "significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12."
    - U.S. Department of Education NELLS88 Database
    A research team reports that early music training dramatically enhancing children's abstract reasoning skills. These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering.
    - From Neurological Research, Feb 28, 1997; Frances Rauscher, Ph.D., Gordon Shaw, Ph.D, University of California, Irvine
    A two-year Swiss study involving 1,200 children in 50 schools showed that students involved in the music program were better at languages, learned to read more easily, showed an improved social climate, showed more enjoyment in school, and had a lower level of stress than non-music students.
    -Weber, E.W., Spychiger, M. & Patry, J.L. (1993) 
    Teach Music...Boost Reading  
    And Most Importantly:
    Arts involvement teaches children many skills necessary to succeed in life, including problem solving and decision making, building self-confidence and self-discipline, the ability to imagine what might be and to accept responsibility for it, teamwork, the development of informed perception, and articulating a vision.
    - Compiled from various research documents and reports