Through the curriculum of the Cobb orchestra program, students acquire knowledge of music history, theory, composition as well as playing skills.

And did you know that studies show orchestra students are:

SMART. Music students score an average of 63 points higher on Verbal and 44 points higher in Math on the SAT.1

CREATIVE. Music education increases creativity, a critical workplace skill.2

LEADERS. Participation in orchestra developers leadership skills.3

PROBLEM SOLVERS. Student musicians improve their ability to improvise, identify new strategies, and overcome challenges.4

FRIENDS. Orchestra students socialize with like-minded people, make new friends, and meet interesting people.3

HAPPY. Music students are more cooperative with teachers and peers, have more self-confidence, and are better able to express themselves .2

HEALTHY. Students in music programs have a reduced risk of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse.2

  1. Arts Education Partnership, comp. Music Matters: How Music Education Helps Students Learn, Achieve, and Succeed. Washington D.C.: n.p., 2011. Print.
  2. Judson, Ellen. “The Importance of Music.” Music Empowers Foundation. n.p., n.d., Web.
  3. Kototsaki, Dimitra and Susan Hallam. “Higher education music students’ perceptions of the benefits of participative music making.” Music Education Research 9.1 (2007), n. pag. Google Scholar. Web.
  4. Thiers, Genevieve, et al. “Music Education and Success . . . From the Band Room to the Board Room.” Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music, by Craig M. Cortello. n.p., n.d. NME.com. Web.