Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
As arts managers, it’s important to look at the diversity of the audience attending cultural events. The classical music world is notorious for attracting an older generation. So how do we bring in younger audiences? Well studies have shown that most of the people attending these types of concerts are educated in that particular artistic field.
Many research has shown the benefit of arts education not only for the benefit of future classical music, but on brain and academic development as well. This article takes an interesting approach on music education, studying the brain function of disadvantaged children when exposed to music lessons. I definitely would like to see more research on this topic, as this article does not provide that much. However, I think it would be an interesting topic to explore.