Option 1 – Amazon.com
Option 2 – MENC.org
The National Association for Music Education.
Positive academic developments for children engaged in the arts are seen at every step of our research — between 8th and 10th grade as well as between 10th and 12th grade. The comparative gains for arts-involved youngsters generally become more pronounced over time. Moreover and more important, these patterns also hold for children from low socioeconomic status.
— James Catterall, Ricahrd Chapleau, and John Iwanaga, “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development.”