Music and College

The U.S. Department of Education lists the arts as

subjects that college-bound middle and junior high

school students should take, stating “Many colleges

view participation in the arts and music as a valuable

experience that broadens students’ understanding and

appreciation of the world around them. It is also well

known and widely recognized that the arts contribute

significantly to children’s intellectual development.”

In addition, one or two years of Visual and Performing

Arts is recommended for college-bound high school

students. — Getting Ready for College Early: A

Handbook for Parents of Students in the Middle and

Junior High

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