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Broad-based Skills are the New Normal for Music, Dance Students.

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Posted: March 9, 2017
Broadening skills in critical thinking, entrepreneurship, writing, public speaking, and more, are all areas that future employers will not just desire, but demand.  Read More

Summer Study: Why Continuity is Critical

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Posted: February 1, 2017
Although summer is often viewed as a time for respite from the rigors of our school-year academic and extracurricular pursuits, it is also viewed by many as a time when the learning process can come to a screeching halt—with potentially significant consequences.  Read More

The Importance of Multi-Genre Dance Study

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Posted: January 25, 2017
In this day and age of remarkable and athletic dancers, students hoping for a career in dance need to be versatile and strong to compete in what is a highly competitive atmosphere.  Read More

Gifts and Resolutions: Adult Classes in Music, Dance are Beneficial

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Posted: December 8, 2016
Who says the performing arts are just for kids?! We’re suggesting that your 2017 resolutions, or your holiday gift(s) to yourself, include taking classes in music, dance, or whatever your particular interests might be.  Read More

Performing Arts Education for All: The Access Initiative

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Posted: October 27, 2016
The Fund for Access awards more than $130,000 in need-based financial assistance to more than 150 Community Division music and dance students from nearly 30 towns in the region, and 100% of donations are used for student scholarships.  Read More

The Many Benefits of Singing Together

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Posted: October 21, 2016
Research studies have documented a connection between participation in chorus and improvement in the behavior of children both at home and at school.  Read More

The Joys and Benefits of Participating in an Ensemble

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Posted: September 26, 2016
Based on current research, ensembles are now known to have benefits beyond the obvious skill improvement, or talent showcasing.  Read More

Criteria to Consider When Evaluating Private Music Lessons for Your Child

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Posted: September 7, 2016
Involving your child with music has been shown to provide them many benefits over the course of their life, with the sheer joy of participation being (we hope!) very near the top.  Read More

Thoughts from Experts on the Value of Early-Childhood Music Instruction

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Posted: August 26, 2016
Hear from John Feierabend, Ph.D., retired Hartt School Director-Music Education; and Connie Greenwood, lead teacher for our early-childhood music program.   Read More

Six Amazing Benefits of Dance

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Posted: August 5, 2016
Dance performance is both a personal and interactive experience that builds a unique connection between dancers, choreographers, musicians, and audience members.  Read More