Dominican University of California
 

All Conference Presentations, Performances and Exhibits

Location

Guzman 111

Start Date

4-14-2016 7:00 PM

End Date

4-14-2016 7:15 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Madalienne F. Peters ED.D. & Jacquelyn Urbani, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Music education has an important place for students with special needs. Through the Youth in Arts program, student benefits range from social to academic. The problem is that too often music education, among arts programs, is not taught in special education classrooms. The purpose of this study is to measure the impact that music education has on students with special needs, focusing specifically on socialization and communication aspects. A review of the literature revealed that music is beneficial to students in a variety of ways, when they are provided the opportunity to engage in music education. Through this qualitative study, data are collected from teachers, Youth in Arts master teachers, and elementary school students, over a 10-week residency art program in a public elementary school in northern California.

Key Words: music education, Youth in Arts, socialization, communication, special education

 
Apr 14th, 7:00 PM Apr 14th, 7:15 PM

Youth in Arts: Evidence of Effectiveness Their Music Program Has On Communication and Social Aspects of Students With Special Needs

Guzman 111

Music education has an important place for students with special needs. Through the Youth in Arts program, student benefits range from social to academic. The problem is that too often music education, among arts programs, is not taught in special education classrooms. The purpose of this study is to measure the impact that music education has on students with special needs, focusing specifically on socialization and communication aspects. A review of the literature revealed that music is beneficial to students in a variety of ways, when they are provided the opportunity to engage in music education. Through this qualitative study, data are collected from teachers, Youth in Arts master teachers, and elementary school students, over a 10-week residency art program in a public elementary school in northern California.

Key Words: music education, Youth in Arts, socialization, communication, special education