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The AdvoAngle has created several types of media for Music Educators to use in Pre-Show Advocacy messages, which we call “FAST FACTS.” These include Music Advocacy slides and audio clips of students reading advocacy messages. All media is downloadable and may be used royalty free. Also, feel free to use our ideas and create your own. We would appreciate your ideas too!

SLIDES FOR PRE-SHOW

PC: Right-Click and Save Image to Folder / IOS Left-Click and Slide to Folder

SOUND FOR PRE-SHOW

Play A Ready-Made Pre-Concert PSA Here!

Download A PSA Here!

Full “Ready-To-Go” PSA Statements

READY-MADE: Pre-Concert PSA #1:

This Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download is "Ready To Play" at any music event while your audience assembles. We suggest you play it 10 minutes before your first performance. It has a running length of 10:45 minutes. This PSA has Royalty Free Public Domain Piano Music playing under 10 Music Advocacy Statements read by music students. Each Advocacy Statement is read beginning at 1:00 minute intervals.

Single Spoken PSA Statements

SPOKEN: Emotional Awareness PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music teaches EMOTIONAL AWARENESS - Students learn to express themselves in multiple ways and become more sensitive to the preferences and feelings of others."

SPOKEN: Music Shapes Understanding PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music education shapes the way students understand themselves and the world around them. It allows for deep engagement with learning. It nurtures assets and skills that are critical to future success, including creativity, curiosity, determination, and motivation. In other words, music helps develop the student behind the score."

SPOKEN: Reflective Learning PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music teaches REFLECTIVE LEARNING - Students reflect on failures and successes through the creative process, and derive a sense of their own competencies, interests, and challenges."

SPOKEN: Music Improves Memory PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Did You Know...Music improves memory? Even when playing while following sheet music, musicians are constantly using memory skills to perform. Memorization is a skill that will serve one for life."

SPOKEN: Multiple Ways PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music teaches MULTIPLE WAYS OF KNOWING - Music study promotes fluency in knowledge systems beyond the linguistic and mathematical, enabling a deeper and broader understanding of our world and of the human experience."

SPOKEN: Increase Coordination PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Did You Know...Music can Increase coordination? Music like sports can improve hand eye coordination. Music and sports both help a person develop small motor skills. And, music builds teamwork skills. Kids who perform in music ensembles need to work together for musical performances. They learn the value of working together and build camaraderie and friendships along the way. "

SPOKEN: Multiple Ways PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music teaches GRIT - In a high-level performance environment, hard work and dedication practice predict success far more than innate ability. Music performance offers opportunities to fail. Students learn the value of persistence, and of working hard for an uncertain outcome."

SPOKEN: Higher Standards PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Did You Know...Students in Music develop higher standards in their work? Learning music requires practice, it promotes craftsmanship. Students strive to create great work instead of mediocre work. This is a work ethic that can be used in every area of study. "

SPOKEN: Multiple Ways PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music teaches DECISION-MAKING - Through both the creative and reflective learning process, students gain greater capacity to question, interpret, and influence their own lives."

SPOKEN: Skills For Success PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Arts involvement teaches children many skills necessary to succeed in life, including problem solving and decision making, building self-confidence and self-discipline, the ability to imagine what might be and to accept responsibility for it, teamwork, the development of informed perception, and articulating a vision."

SPOKEN: Social Glue PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"The Journal for Research in Music Education states that Teens who participate in music education programs see music as their “social glue,” as a bridge for building acceptance and tolerance for people of different ages and cultural circumstances, and associate playing music with music literacy, self-discipline, listening skills, motor ability, eye-hand coordination and heightened intellectual capabilities."

SPOKEN: Better SAT Scores PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Students have better SAT scores. Studies have shown that students who have a musical education score higher on the SATs. Some reports indicate the scores are as much as 63 points on the verbal portion and up to 44 points higher on the math portion."

SPOKEN: Process Orientation PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"PROCESS ORIENTATION - Students develop the ability to consistently refine their thinking as part of the creative process, developing an ability to re-evaluate goals and objectives and, if needed, adjust their approach to the objective."

SPOKEN: Self-Discipline PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music students learn self-discipline. Kids who master a musical instrument learn valuable lessons in discipline. Time must be set aside for practice and learning or creating new music. Kids must exercise self-discipline to master their instrument."

SPOKEN: Language & Reasoning PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music helps develop language and reasoning skills. The area of your brain that deals with language and reason also deals with music, actively using that part of the brain keeps your skills sharp. The left side of the brain is better developed with regular musical training when a person is young."

SPOKEN: Stay In School PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"In a Harris Poll, 96% of high school principals surveyed agree that participating in music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school. 89% feel that a high-quality music education program contributes to their school achieving higher graduation rates."

SPOKEN: Participation Works PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
Young people who consistently participate in comprehensive, sequential, and rigorous arts programs are:
* 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
* 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
* 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
* 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
* 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

SPOKEN: Engaged IN Ed PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Kids are engaged in their education. If kids like music and they are getting music classes in school they are engaged in their education. Student who like music are far more likely in to stay in school, and they achieve success in other subjects."

SPOKEN: Math Proficiency PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"The U.S. Department of Education data on more than 25,000 secondary school students found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12."

SPOKEN: Creative Thinking PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music develops creative thinking. Children with a background in the arts learn to creatively think. This is a life skill that can help in every aspect of life, such as solving problems without visible solutions and the understanding the prospect of more than one answer."

SPOKEN: Standardized Testing PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
According to Dr. Christopher Johnson from the University of Kansas…Students in high quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, independent of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.

SPOKEN: Creative Thinking PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Music develops creative thinking. Children with a background in the arts learn to creatively think. This is a life skill that can help in every aspect of life, such as solving problems without visible solutions and the understanding the prospect of more than one answer."

SPOKEN: Music Is Essential PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"Research reveals strong correlations between quality music education in school and academic achievement, healthy social development, preparation for the 21st century workplace and the quality of a young person’s life. According to a poll by Lake Research Partners - 91% of American voters indicate that music and the arts are essential to building capacities of the imagination. 82% of voters want to build imagination and creative skills in schools. Almost 9 in 10 voters agree that the imagination is a key ingredient to innovation and student success."

SPOKEN: 107 Points Higher PSA:

This is a single voice (no music) Pre-Concert Public Service Announcement (PSA) MP3 Download stating:
"The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT’s than students with no participation."

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