The Answer Sheet: music education


Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Schools eligible for 2011 John Lennon Scholarship

The John Lennon Scholarship Program created by Yoko Ono is now accepting applicants from a certain group of schools. Here they are.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Costs | Tags:  Appalachian State University, Bard College, Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, Birmingham-Southern College, Brown University, California State University Northridge, Carnegie Mellon University, Catawba College, City College of New York, Clark Atlanta University, Colorado State University, Columbia College (Chicago), DePaul University, Drexel University, Elmhurst College, Emory University, Florida State University, Full Sail, Georgia State University, Harvard University, Hunter College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Lehigh University, Loyola University (New Orleans), Michigan State University, Middle Tennessee S. University, Millikin University, New England Conservatory, New York University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Purchase College (SUNY), UCLA, University of Alabama, University of California Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Florida, University of Houston, University of Idaho, University of Memphis, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of North Alabama, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Texas, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University, Wilkes Community College, Yale University, john lennon, john lennon scholarships, menc, national association for music education, yoko ono

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/17/2009

Fairfax: You've got to be kidding

Music education without instruments? I wish someone were kidding. But that’s one of the possibilities in Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the finest systems in the country and the largest in the Washington D.C. area, as it wrestles with a projected $176 million shortfall for next year.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County Public Schools | Tags:  Fairfax County Public School, music education

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/04/2009

Fixing music education, with Quincy Jones

I have attended countless education conferences over the years with long agendas and even longer speeches that have big goals to transform education. Of course, nothing happens when everybody goes home. I traveled to New York today to attend a gathering of educators and musicians who are onto something that could--really--transform music education in this country. The keys: Dozens of people from schools and non-profit organizations around the country are actually WORKING TOGETHER for this initiative, and it has the imprimatur of the famous producer Quincy Jones. We know that in America, celebrity matters, and this initiative certainly has that.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music education

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/09/2009

Obama, McCartney, Springsteen: Let Them Talk to Kids in School!

The Answer Sheet loves the Beatles and is delighted that the group is the No. 1 band in the world right now, even though the boys haven’t played together in 40 years and two are dead. It seems unfair, though,...

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, President Obama, music education, the Beatles