Kansas Music Educators Association
What is The AdvoAngle?
“The Advo-Angle” is a Kansas Music Educators Association Website. It is a website for all Music Educators to use for Music Advocacy ideas. However, Students, Parents, Business People, Administrators, Professional Musicians can use it as a tool for collecting ideas on the value of Music Education. It includes Advocacy statements, Ideas, and Quick Thoughts for Advocacy needs. The goal is to continue developing a thriving webpage filled with many interactive spaces and links, which provide Music Advocacy ideas and support to Kansas Music Advocates. We want not only Kansas music educators involved, but also our Kansas Community members. It is important to have the Community involved, because it is at our Community level where the development of ideas for the world of Music Education and the Advocacy thereof is conceived, created, developed and put into action!
COVID-19 Distance Learning Ideas
Kansas Music Educators Association has a collection of ideas for Distance Learning at the Kansas Music Review. There are ideas for all ages and disciplines to use during these unorthodox teaching times. These ideas are located in an article titled: “Online Teaching Resources: Band, Choir, Orchestra, & Elementary,” collected and complied by Dr. Gaile Stephens, KMR Editor
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The AdvoAngle Quotes
“Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.”
– ARISTOTLE, Politics
The AdvoAngle Videos are quick videos for Music Advocates to watch and learn from when an Advocacy Angle is needed!
The AdvoAngle Interviews are short interview packed with 10 minutes of insight into Music Advocacy coming from many “Angles.” Each interview feature a prominent Music Educator, School Administrator, Business Partner or Personalities in the Music Industry. Gain a little foresight into what you can better accomplish in your Music Advocacy!
Why Music Advocacy?
In school districts nationwide, music education programs are being reduced or eliminated altogether.
At the same time, we know that music education programs in schools offer a multitude of invaluable benefits for students ranging from collaboration and communication skills, creativity, self-expression, and leadership to improved academic outcomes.
Teaching music in classrooms is essential if we want to truly offer a world-class education to our students.
NAfME advocates at the national, state, and local levels to educate elected officials and other decision makers about the impact and importance of music education programs.
By working together, we are changing the national conversation about music’s role in delivering an outstanding education to all students.
What Music & The Arts Can Do...
Here are some Quick Reminders:
– Music and the arts connect subjects across the curriculum.
– Music demands excellence!
– Music education connects students and communities.
– Solutions to world problems are dependent on creative thinking and problem-solving, skills intentionally taught in music and the other arts.
Remember The Arts:
– Stimulate economic development and community infrastructure.
– Prepare students for the 21st century by teaching innovative thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills.
– Build bridges among communities and people.
– Improve quality of life in our communities by increasing civic engagement.