A strong commitment of support for music education and the significant value it can have on academic performance and overall quality of life forms the foundation for the Oshkosh Music Artist Series, a concert series with 100% of proceeds directly benefiting Oshkosh youth music education programming.
According to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, “The opportunity to learn about the arts and to perform as artists is an essential part of a well-rounded curriculum and complete education. The arts help students explore realities, relationships and ideas that cannot be conveyed simply in words or numbers. And the arts engender innovative problem solving that students can apply to other academic disciplines while at the same time, provide experience working as a team.”
OMAS partners directly with music instructional staff in our K-12 education system to identify funding needs such as instrument repairs and lesson scholarships. Through ticket sales and event sponsorships, we help generate revenue to help fund these needs. Each concert targets a specific area of the music education system, ranging from jazz band to strings programming to middle school choir, and all other programs in between.
Check out this quick and fun video from TED-ed about how playing an instrument benefits the brain: