Duax, Kathryn Prox: How Important Is Music Education?

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Article #1
Duax, Kathryn Proctor. "How important is music education?" Journal of Singing, vol. 69, no. 3,
2013, p. 257+. Academic OneFile, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=kaea136&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA318019934&it=r&asid=fa05977871c4e26436fa14b7f89d7342. Accessed 8 Nov. 2016.

Summary:
Kathryn Proctor Duax was a professor of music at the University of Wisconsin for 37 years. Duax also served as Coordinator of the Voice and Choral Area. In this article she explains they importance of music education and how someone with a musical education can thrive in school and other areas in their life.
Duax believes that music education should be a subject in everyone’s education and at the core of kindergarten through senior curricula. Duax has identified
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In Duax article she mentioned how there have been multiple studies giving examples on how incorporating music in a child’s education can give the child many benefits. Duax had also quoted many other reliable people to add more evidence of success in her article. She also looked more in detail the benefits of including a musical education in a student’s life from the view of college administrators and the probability of higher SAT scores. Duax brought up the worry of lowering the funds for music classes and that six percent of schools do not provide any music …show more content…
They both also talked about certain groups that were created to help support music education in schools. Duax talked about Children’s Music Workshop and Gonyou-Brown brought up the Individualized Education Program.
Analysis:
Many of Duax and Gonyou-Brown’s statements were very similar to each other the main purpose. For both articles was that the addition to a child’s education comes with many benefits. It is hard to disagree with this idea with the multiple studies that have proven there are many more benefits for a child with a musical background than one who does not have a musical background. In both articles they stressed the importance in making sure that a music class is easy to access to every student to help them widen their view of education. It is also good to remember that anyone and everyone can participate in music. There is nothing that could truly limit the ability to have a musical education. The old saying that “music is the universal language” is true being that there is no language barrier dividing people. It does not matter how someone may speak or what language someone may

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