Music Makes You Smart
Did you know
Nobel prize-winners are:
- 25x more likely to sing, dance or act;
- 17x as likely to be an artist;
- 12x as likely to write poetry or literature; and
- 4x as likely to be a musician
than the average scientist?1
A training in the arts has been shown to have many beneficial effects on students’ learning in other subjects like math, engineering and science. It has also been shown to boost motivation, attention, memory and communication skills. Perhaps this is why so many of the great scientists throughout history have also been musicians and artists.
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- Read the full Root-Bernstein paper: Arts Foster Scientific Success
- Albert Einstein: Oren Jack Turner / Public domain
- Ellen Ochoa: NASA
- Neil Armstrong: NASA
- Thomas Edison: Louis Bachrach, c.1922 / Public domain
- Galileo Galilei: National Maritime Museum / Public domain
- Leonardo da Vinci: attributed to Francesco Melzi / Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
- Piano: steinway.co.uk
- Lute: vam.ac.uk
- Violin: long-mcquade.com
- Flute & Baritone Horn: hants.gov.uk
- Lyre: cgtrader.com
- Root-Bernstein et al., 2008
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The prize draw is now closed. Here’s a reminder of the prizes:
- Space Passes for four people at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. Includes lunch with an astronaut.
- A signed and dedicated copy of Eric’s brand-new vinyl release featuring his arrangements of Hurt and i carry your heart alongside a bundle of Choir Geeks merch.
- A pair of tickets to Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Big Sing California hosted by Eric. (Multiple venues in CA.)
- Four tickets to Eric’s concert at Carnegie Hall (New York) on April 28, 2019 promoted by Distinguished Concerts International New York. Includes meet and greet with Eric.