Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Music teachers have long recognized a relationship between performing music and language development. Read this article about opera singer Reyna Gordon, who began asking questions such as “What happens in our brains when we listen to music?” and “What happens in my … Continue reading Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Recommended Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Too many times we feel as if decision-makers consider our subject area non-essential and unimportant. In this article from Education Week Teacher, Nancy Flanagan talks about the importance of music and the arts, and offers reasons why they are so important and should be included in the school day. Jim Dowdy Continue reading Recommended Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair