J.B. Dyas, V.P. of Education & Curriculum Development for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz gave a lecture at Loyola University a couple of years ago regarding jazz in the classroom. Interesting that we underestimate the importance of jazz in history/social studies classes as a uniquely American art form.
This is a great lecture for any students, in music-oriented classes or otherwise. Also, this website, ArtistsHouseMusic.org is a great music education resource that was created under the direction of John Snyder of Loyola’s Music Industry Studies program with a grant from Herb Alpert. They do a great job of capturing significant events on video to share.