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Read All About It: Core Music Anchor Standard 7

In this week’s post on EducationCloset.com, as part of my year-long series unpacking the National Core Arts Standards for General Music, I deconstruct Anchor Standard 7, “perceiving and analyzing artistic work.” It is vital to artistic and musical thinking to develop practices for analyzing, interpreting, and connecting personally to a piece of art. 66 more words

Arts Education

The Special Burden for Contingent Music Faculty

By Jane Harty

The special burden

Music faculty form a large group of contingent faculty in higher education. Most liberal arts colleges and universities have music departments that employ specialists to teach applied instrumental music and voice. 1,581 more words


Arts Education: Not an Optional Extra

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

– Michelangelo

You might think art is an optional extra in a crowded school curriculum, a nice thing to have but not essential, and certainly not a core subject, like maths or science or English. 416 more words

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Livia is turning 3 in two months and she isn’t going to formal preschool because:

  1. We can’t afford the preschools we would like enrol her in,
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A New Beginning

Dear YPT family,

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Thembi Duncan and I am YPT’s new Creative Programs Director… 588 more words

Arts Education


I frequently encounter  bemused looks when I  accompany friends  to contemporary art galleries. It is with sighs and quizical looks they tell me ‘I just don’t get it”. 1,955 more words