When I was asked to write to you about my views of the role of the Arts in society, I did not hesitate to embrace the task. Over the past three years, I have been working on a PhD in Music Education. I have finished all of my coursework, and have "only" my dissertation remaining. In this program of study, I recall many discussions in our seminar classes that were seeking to answer this very question: What is the role of the Arts in our society? For purposes of this writing, I use "Art" to mean: music, dance, theatre, fine art, and literature.
Monday, January 9, 2017
How important are the arts to humans? Many would say that an absence of creativity can lead to ill health. So it would seem logical to try to heal thru the arts. In arts therapy there are many ways to be creative: music, dance, visual, drama. It is the clients own decision which form of art works best for him/her and the therapists responsibility to provide as many choices for the client as possible. The therapy varies mainly due to the form of art used.