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The Power of Music: A Research Synthesis of the Impact of Actively Making Music on the Intellectual, Social and Personal Development of Children and Young People

Compelling evidence for the benefits of music education are revealed in a new research review by internationally renowned Professor Susan Hallam MBE, UCL Institute of Education.

The Power of Music

“Compelling evidence” for the benefits of music education are revealed in a new research review by internationally renowned Professor Susan Hallam MBE, UCL Institute of Education.

Commissioned by the Music Education Council (MEC) and published by the International Music Education Research Centre (iMerc), The Power of Music – a research synthesis of the impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people brings together the vast amount of quality research evidence that has built up over recent years.

It provides the basis for the argument that every child and young person should have access to quality music making opportunities and supports calls for schools to ensure that all pupils receive a thorough, broad and high quality music education.

Susan Hallam and Evangelos Himonides have since released a new publication, The Power of Music: An Exploration of the Evidence. Find out more about the new book here.

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International Music Education Research Centre

The International Music Education Research Centre (iMerc),is a team-based world-renowned centre for interdisciplinary research in music and the social sciences.

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