General Resources

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Here are some sites and organizations to explore and investigate as you develop your programs.





  • Arts in education partnership
  • Community MusicWorks. A model  “centered around the teaching, mentoring, program design, and performance activities of  musicians-in-residence, the Community MusicWorks Players.”
  • Music Together Program.
  • Turnaround Arts.  “Turnaround Arts brings arts education programs and supplies to a group of the lowest-performing elementary and middle schools in the country.”
  • The Arts Education Partnership.
  • “The AEP of the Council of Chief State School Officers is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.”
  • Costa, A. Editor. Developing Minds, a resource book for teaching thinking. Chapter 54 Loring, R. Music and Skillful Thinking. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): Alexandria VA; 2001.
  • Berger, D MT-BC Eurhythmics and Autism Dorita Berger is a concert pianist, educator and music therapist.
  • Wilson, B., Editor.  Models of Music Therapy Interventions in School Settings: from institution to inclusion. AMTA: Silver Spring, MD; 1996.
  • Lim, Hayoung.  Developing Speech-Language Training through Music, for children with Autism Spectrum disorders. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley; 2012.
  • Gorski, P. Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty. Strategies for erasing the opportunity gap. Chapter 2 Imagining equitable classrooms and schools for low-income youth. Effective strategies: art and music programs. 32-33. Teachers College Press: NYC; 2013.
  • Barone, D EdD. Narrowing the Literacy Gap. What works in high poverty schools. Guilford Press: NYC; 2006.
  • Jensen, E. Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind. Chapter 7: Engage for energy and focus. Action #4 Influence energy levels with music. 126-30. ASCD: Alexandria, VA; 2013.

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