The DuPage Symphony Embraces Music Education
The DSO believes that the Arts should be considered an essential part of every child’s comprehensive K-12 education. Scientific research has shown that, in addition to providing social and mental health benefits, music education enhances cognitive development and helps students build a competitive advantage for success in school, work, and life. The DSO strongly believes in the benefits of a music education and advocates for high quality music programs through its partnerships with area schools and local music stores, as well as through its involvement in a wide variety of community events.
With our youth educational and community engagement programs, the DSO strives to enrich our community and bring the real-life experience of symphonic music to new audiences. You can learn more about our youth resources here.
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Dr. Charles “Chip” Staley, Honorary Doctorate of Music, presented on music advocacy in the video to the right. Watch the video to learn more.
Why Study Music?
- The ability to assimilate disparate pieces of information in the process of creating new ideas, interpretations, products, & solutions to problems.
- The capacity to synthesize rather than analyze.
- The imaginative skill to see relationships between seemingly unrelated fields, to detect broad patterns rather than specific answers, to create something by combining elements nobody else thought to combine; to be a boundary crosser.
- The ability to see (hear) the big picture.