Three Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Can creativity be taught? Not directly, perhaps. But if such a curriculum exists, it would train one’s brain to regard unforeseen occurrences as potential springboards, rather than disturbing anomalies.  With this opening, this article makes a strong case for music … Continue reading Three Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

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