"..You see, music demands perfection. Now we don’t always get there, in fact, we seldom get there. But it’s the one of the few things in their [the students’] lives that demands that they be perfect....This is so important, ladies and gentleman. And you can’t let someone who doesn’t know about music take music out of our schools"
Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. Here he gives a great example of exactly why music education is so important and belongs in our schools.
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