Benefit One: Success in Society
Secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs). Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report. 1998
The very best engineers and technical designers in the Silicon Valley industry are, nearly without exception, practicing musicians. Grant Venerable, "The Paradox of the Silicon Savior," as reported in "The Case for Sequential Music Education in the Core Curriculum of the Public Schools," The Center for the Arts in the Basic Curriculum, New York, 1989
A 2010 survey of 1,500 chief executives from IBM’s Institute for Business Value showed that CEO’s value one leadership competency above all others. They identified creativity as the most important valuable asset for the successful enterprise of the future.