We present students with music outside of their normal day-to-day preferences to spark curiosity and motivation by illuminating knowledge gaps (Loewenstein, 1994).
Developmentally, music provides an emotional connection for pre-adolescent and adolescent students while helping to construct their sense of identity, socialization and motivation (Miranda, 2013).
Adolescents enjoy listening to music by a 2:1 ratio over social media engagement (Common Sense, 2015).
Music is a fundamental aspect of human cultural development, used to express universal themes through regionally and culturally unique forms. "Music is a universal trait of humankind. Throughout the ages it has played a significant role in the lives of people in every part of the globe. " (Hodges, 1999)