Did you know that…..
Choral students get better grades than kids who have never participated in a singing group.
90% of educators believe singing in a choir can keep some students who might otherwise be lost engaged in school.
78% of choral singers say they “at least sometimes” volunteer their time in their community while only 50% of general public says they do the same.
74% agree and strongly agree that singing in a chorus has helped them become better team leaders or team participants in other areas of their lives.
The majority of parents surveyed believe “multiple skills” increased after their child joined a chorus:
71% of respondents say their children are more confident
70% say children have more self-discipline
69% say their child’s memory skills have improved
Educators observe that kids in chorus are better participants in group activities, have better emotional expression, and exhibit better emotional management than kids who aren’t.
“Simply put, if you’re searching for a group of talented, engaged and generous community members, you would do well to start with a chorus.” — Todd Estabrook, Chairman of Chorus America
FURTHER INFO and STUDY
21st century skills Map: “The examples in this map illustrate how the arts promote habits that cultivate curiosity, imagination, creativity and evaluation skills, as well as all the essential skills that students need to be successful in today’s world. This document demonstrates that the arts are among society’s most compelling and effective paths for ensuring 21st century readiness for every student.”
–Sue Rarus, January 5, 2011, © National Association for Music Education