Broader Minded Media Resources

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What is the role of music in educating our nation’s students?  It’s a fact that studies have shown positive links between engagement with music and academic achievement.  That’s important.  But we believe that music does something even better for our students than what can be measured directly on a test score.  Music shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them.  It allows for deep engagement with learning.  It nurtures creativity, curiosity, and personal motivation.  In other words, music is essential to a superior 21st-century education. 

At NAfME, we believe and invest in the students behind the scores.  Read more about the Broader Minded movement here:


Press Release: NAfME Introduces Broader Minded


Press Release: Broader Minded Heads to Capitol Hill for Congressional Briefing


From Our Executive Director


Broader Minded: A Summary


Broader Minded: In Depth


Broader Minded Brochure


Broader Minded: “Music Matters” Congressional Briefing


Broader Minded on NPR All Things Considered


Broader Minded: Media Coverage (Updated April 16, 2014)


Further Reading:  News, Opinion, and Research


For media inquiries, please contact: 

Shannon Kelly  (800) 336-3768, ext. 224

Nelson Duffle    (800) 336-3768, ext. 223