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Immersive Arts Experiences That Can Reach All Arizona Students

Posted September 7, 2021 /

Act One’s mission is to provide meaningful arts experiences that enhance the academic and creative potential of children and to engage families in Arizona. Research shows that when students are involved in the arts, they make gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal and motor skills. Arts learning can also improve motivation,… Read more »

Telling the Story of How Mariachi Transforms Lives and Communities

Posted May 31, 2021 /

The mariachi has long been the soundtrack of life in Mexican culture from the cradle to the grave. But in places across America over the last 50 years, it has become something far deeper. It has become the sound of equality, economic prosperity, academic achievement, social change, political empowerment, artistic prowess and gender parity. Tucson… Read more »

Increased Access to and Equity in Music Education

Posted May 31, 2021 /

Lead Guitar builds free guitar ensemble classes in public schools where 80% or more of students are eligible for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. These are schools that lack access to critical resources and opportunities, including arts education. In-school music education inspires students to engage with their school community in new ways, prompts students… Read more »