Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Moral Imperative of Music Education

The Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Todd Rundgren’s non-profit organization, supports the moral imperative of music education and music performance for youth. They advocate for music education, beginning at the earliest age possible, offered in schools or as after-school programs. The Foundation weaves together the social, biological, economic, and academic benefits accrued to students who are involved in consistent instrument-based music education. They believe in providing opportunities for personal development and self-expression through the support of music and music education for young people regardless of socioeconomic status, geographic location, or ability.
Todd Rundgren is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. In nearly 50 years as a bellweather of the music industry, Rundgren has produced an abundant and diverse range of recordings, as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia and various collaborations including Ringo’s All-Starr Band.
Arkansas Educational TV produced the piece below about the Symposium for the Moral Imperative of Music Education, hosted by The Clinton School of Public Service with title sponsorship from The NAMM Foundation.

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