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Siguiendo con la propuesta de Carmen Rodrguez Suso aqu tenemos 'varios argumentarios' todos ellos extraidos de:
Pero, la representacin? Para la sociedad msica es Operacin Triunfo o la SGAE y sus directivos, acaso no recordis la reunin que tubo en la anterior legislatura el Presidente del Gobierno con los representantes de la msica en Espaa en el Palacio de la Moncloa:

Javier Gonzlez Martn.
Music Advocacys Top Ten Quotes 
1. During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North, and all of this started with the music appreciation course that I was taught in a third-grade elementary class in Princeton, New Jersey. What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children.- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf  United States Army
2. Music is exciting. It is thrilling to be sitting in a group of musicians playing (more or less) the same piece of music. You are part of a great, powerful, vibrant entity. And nothing beats the feeling you get when you've practiced a difficult section over and over and finally get it right. (yes, even on the wood block.) Music is important. It says things you heart can't say any other way, and in a language everyone speaks. Music crosses borders, turns smiles into frowns, and vice versa. These observations are shared with a hope: that, when schools cut back on music classes, they really think about what they're doing - and don't take music for granted.- Dan Rather  CBS News
3. In every successful businessthere is one budget line that never gets cut. Its called Product Development  and its the key to any companys future growth. Music education is critical to the product development of this nations most important resource  our children.- John Sykes  President, VH1
4. The things I learned from my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results. . . Not a bad preparation for the workforce!- Gregory Anrig  President, Educational Testing Service
5. Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.- Jim Henson  television producer and puppeteer
6. Should we not be putting all our emphasis on reading, writing and math? The back-tobasics curricula, while it has merit, ignores the most urgent void in our present system  absence of self-discipline. The arts, inspiring  indeed requiring  self-discipline, may be more basic to our nation survival than traditional credit courses. Presently, we are spending 29 times more on science than on the arts, and the result so far is worldwide intellectual embarrassment.- Paul Harvey  syndicated radio show host
7. It's [music education] terribly important, extremely important -- because when you are a child, you are in a receptive age ... In high schools, public schools -- that's where they must have the best influence, the first influence, which will go through their whole life.- Eugene Ormandy  conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra
8. It is our job, as parents, educators, and friends, to see that our young people have the opportunity to attain the thorough education that will prepare them for the future. Much of that education takes place in the classroom. We must encourage our youngsters in such pursuits as music education. In addition to learning the valuable lesson that it takes hard work to achieve success, no matter what the arena, music education can provide students with a strong sense of determination, improved communication skills, and a host of other qualities essential for successful living.- Edward H. Rensi  President and Chief Operation Officer, U.S.A. McDonald's Corporation
9. A grounding in the arts will help our children to see; to bring a uniquely human perspective to science and technology. In short, it will help them as they grow smarter to also grow wiser.- Robert E. Allen  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Corporation
10. Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think its essential to being human.- Jewel  singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist

Music Advocacys Top Ten for Parents
1. In a 2000 survey, 73 percent of respondents agree that teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems.- Americans Love Making Music  And Value Music Education More Highly Than Ever, American Music Conference, 2000.
2. Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations, according to the Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills- Rhythm seen as key to musics evolutionary role in human intellectual development, Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills, 2000.
3. A ten-year study indicates that students who study music achieve higher test scores, regardless of socioeconomic background.- Dr. James Catterall, UCLA.
4. A 1997 study of elementary students in an arts-based program concluded that students math test scores rose as their time in arts education classes increased.- Arts Exposure and Class Performance, Phi Delta Kappan, October, 1998.
5. First-grade students who had daily music instruction scored higher on creativity tests than a control group without music instruction.- K.L. Wolff, The Effects of General Music Education on the Academeic Achievement, Perceptual-Motor Development, Creative Thinking, and School Attendance of First-Grade Children, 1992.
6. In a Scottish study, one group of elementary students received musical training, while another other group received an equal amount of discussion skills training. After six (6) months, the students in the music group achieved a significant increase in reading test scores, while the reading test scores of the discussion skills group did not change.- Sheila Douglas and Peter Willatts, Journal of Research in Reading, 1994.
7. According to a 1991 study, students in schools with arts-focused curriculums reported significantly more positive perceptions about their academic abilities than students in a comparison group.- Pamela Aschbacher and Joan Herman, The Humanitas Program Evaluation, 1991.
8. Students who are rhythmically skilled also tend to better plan, sequence, and coordinate actions in their daily lives.- Cassily Column, TCAMS Professional Resource Center, 2000.
9. In a 1999 Columbia University study, students in the arts are found to be more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self-confident, and better able to express their ideas. These benefits exist across socioeconomic levels.- The Arts Education Partnership, 1999.
10. College admissions officers continue to cite participation in music as an important factor in making admissions decisions. They claim that music participation demonstrates time management, creativity, expression, and open-mindedness.- Carl Hartman, Arts May Improve Students Grades, The Associated Press, October, 1999.

Music Advocacys Top Ten for Directors
1. In a 1995 study in Hamilton, Ohio, string students who participated in pullout lessonsaveraged higher scores than the non-pullout students in all areas of the Ohio Proficiency Test.Sixty-eight (68) percent of the string students achieved satisfactory ratings on all sections of thetest, compared to fifty-eight (58) percent of the non-pullout students.- Michael D. Wallick, A Comparison Study of the Ohio Proficiency Test Results Between Fourth-Grade String Pullout Students and Those of Matched Ability, Journal of Research in Music Education, 1998.
2. According to a 2000 survey, eighty-one (81) percent of people responding believe thatparticipating in school music corresponds with better grades and test scores. This is anincrease of fourteen (14) percent over the 1997 results for the same question.- Attitudes, NAMM (International Music Products Association), 2000.
3. More music teachers are role models for minority students than teachers of any othersubject. Thirty-six (36) percent of surveyed minority students identified music teachers as theirrole models, compared to twenty-eight (28) percent for English teachers, eleven (11) percentfor elementary teachers, and seven (7) percent for physical education teachers.- Music teachers as role models for African-American students, Journal of Research in Music Education,1993.
4. Only thirty-one (31) percent of teenagers and adults in a 2000 survey who do not play aninstrument feel they are too old to start learning.- Americans Love Making Music  And Value Music Education More Highly Than Ever, American MusicConference, 2000.
5. Researchers at the University of California and the Niigata Brain Research Institute in Japanhave found an area of the brain that is activated only when reading musical scores.- Musical Brain  Special Brain Area Found for Reading Music Scores, NeuroReport, 1998.
6. In the 1998 federal study Gaining the Arts Advantage, music teachers in many of thestrongest arts programs nationwide are encouraged by their schools to perform in theircommunities and to improve their own performing skills.- Gaining the Arts Advantage, The Presidents Council on the Arts and Humanities, 1998.
7. Ninety-two (92) percent of people who play an instrument say they were glad they learnedto do so, according to a 2000 Gallup Poll.- Gallup Poll Shows Strong Support for Putting Music in Every Schools Curriculum, Giles Communications,2000.
8. In academic situations, students in music programs are less likely to draw unfoundedconclusions.- Champions of Change, Federal study, 1999.
9. The scores of elementary instrumental music students on standardized math tests increasedwith each year they participated in the instrumental program.- Music Training Helps Underachievers, Nature, May 26, 1996.
10. Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree that music making bringsthe family closer together.- Music Making and Our Schools, American Music Conference, 2000.

Music Advocacys Top Ten for Administrators 
1. Surveys show that a majority of parents believes the arts are as important as reading, writing, math, science, history, or geography. Most parents want their children to have more experience with the arts than they had when they were young.- Louis Harris, Americans and the Arts VI, 1992.
2. Students in two Rhode Island elementary schools who were given an enriched, sequential, skill-building music program showed marked improvement in reading and math skills. Students in the music program who had started out behind the control group achieved statistical equality in reading and pulled ahead in math.Gardiner, Fox, Jeffrey, and Knowles, Nature, May 23, 1996.
3. Over nine in ten adults (93%) surveyed agree that music is part of a well-rounded education.- Americans Attitudes Toward Music, The Gallup Organization, 1997.
4. The Kettle Moraine school district in Wales, Wisconsin is requiring piano lessons for all K-5 pupils after seeing encouraging results from a district pilot program. District officials based their pilot program on research findings that show music training - specifically piano instruction - is far superior to computer instruction in enhancing childrens abstract reasoning skills.- Karen Abercrombie, Education Week, October 14, 1998.
5. The arts are recognized as a core subject in the Goals 2000: Educate America Act approved by both houses of Congress in 1994.- National Education Goals Panel.
6. A two-year Swiss study involving 1,200 children in 50 schools showed that students involved in the music program were better at languages, learned to read more easily, showed an improved social climate, demonstrated more enjoyment in school, and had a lower stress level than non-music students.- E.W. Weber, M. Spychiger, and J.L. Patry, 1993.
7. Research shows when the arts are included in a students curriculum, reading, writing, and math scores improve.- J. Buchen Milley, A. Oderlund, and J. Mortarotti, The Arts: An Essential Ingredient in Education, The California Council of the Fine Arts Deans.
8. The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to succeed in college.- Academic Preparation for College: What Students Should Know and Be Able to Do, The College Board.
9. When researchers analyzed the NELS:88 database of the U.S. Department of Education, which tracked 25,000 students over a ten-year period, they discovered that students who were involved in music scored higher on standardized tests and reading tests than students not taking music courses. This finding was consistent for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.- Dr. James Catterall, UCLA, 1997.
10. School districts with strong arts education programs report that superintendents and school principals who collectively support and regularly articulate a vision for arts education are critically important to the successful implementation and stability of district arts education policies.Gaining the Arts Advantage, The Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1999.

Music Advocacys Top Ten for Everyone 
1. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania School District analyzed its 1997 dropout rate in terms of students musical experience. Students with no ensemble performance experience had a dropout rate of 7.4 percent. Students with one to two years of ensemble experience had a dropout rate of 1 percent, and those with three or more years of performance experience had a dropout rate of 0.0 percent.Eleanor Chute, Music and Art Lessons Do More Than Complement Three Rs, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,April 13, 1998.
2. Two research projects have found that music training - specifically piano instruction - can dramatically enhance childrens spatial-temporal reasoning skills, the skills crucial for greater success in subjects like math and science.Shaw, Grazianow, and Peterson, Neurological Research, March 1999.
3. School leaders affirm that the single most critical factor in sustaining arts education in their schools is the active involvement of influential segments of the community. These community members help shape and implement the policies and programs of the district.- Gaining the Arts Advantage, The Presidents Council on the Arts and Humanities, 1999.
4. Students with band and orchestra experience attend college at a rate twice the national average.- Bands Across the USA.
5. Music students out-perform non-music on achievement tests in reading and math. Skills such as reading, anticipating, memory, listening, forecasting, recall, and concentration are developed in musical performance, and these skills are valuable to students in math, reading, and science.- B. Friedman, An Evaluation of the Achievement in Reading and Arithmetic of Pupils in ElementarySchool Instrumental Music Classes, Dissertation Abstracts International.
6. One in three of todays school-aged children will hold an arts-related job at some time in his or her career.- Education Commission on the States.
7. The College Board, in a publication about college admissions, states, preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study.- Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need To Know and Be Able To Do, The CollegeBoard.
8. Music therapists working with Alzheimers patients have found that rhythmic interaction or listening to music resulted in decreased agitation, increased focus and concentration, enhanced ability to respond verbally and behaviorally, elimination of demented speech, improved ability to respond to questions, and better social interaction.- Carol Prickett and Randall Moore, The Use of Music to Aid Memory of Alzheimers Patients, Journalof Music Therapy, 1991.
9. Medical researchers have reported that subjects lowered bother their systolic and diastolic blood pressure as much as five points (mm/Hg) and reduced heart rates by four to five beats per minute following music listening sessions. People with high blood pressure can help keep their blood pressure down by listening to tapes of relaxing low frequency music in the morning and evening.- Tony Wigram, The Psychological and Physiological Effects of Low Frequency Sound and Music, MusicTherapy Perspectives, 1995.
10. A 1997 Gallup Survey on Americans attitudes toward music revealed that 89% of respondents believe music helps a childs overall development, and 93% believe that music is part of a well-rounded education.- Americans Attitudes Toward Music, The Gallup Organization, 1997.
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