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USC study finds children benefit from orchestra training

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| A study at USC is measuring the benefits of musical training, and early findings show that orchestra students outperformed their peers in auditory skill tests.

Pasadena school still missing over 50 instruments


Just two instruments have been located, Pasadena police said Tuesday. The majority of instruments taken from Marshall Fundamental Secondary School remain missing.

Some Pasadena instruments recovered after music room theft


Pasadena school officials are working with police after some instruments were found. District officials were notified late Friday that items had been recovered.

Pasadena students adapt in wake of musical instrument theft


Thieves steal about $15,000 worth of music equipment ahead of two big concerts this week. The school borrowed instruments from other schools to get by.

In hospitals, music and other art can help ease pain


Some hospitals like Children's Hospital Los Angeles use art as a healing tool. Patients receiving art, music or dance therapy have more than tripled since 2010.

Cal Lutheran University plans new art complex


California Lutheran University expects to match a donation of up to $4 million from art collector and real estate developer William Rolland to build the art center.

LAUSD asks community partners to help boost arts ed


Los Angeles Unified renewed its community arts partnership plan Wednesday, part of the district’s attempt to revitalize arts education after years of budget cuts.

LAUSD directive clears path for Title 1 arts funding


Los Angeles Unified officials have told principals they can tap federal dollars aimed at low-income students to incorporate the arts into teaching academics.