The NAMM Foundation supports teachers, parents and community leaders with resources and programs to advance music making for all.
Best Communities’ has helped us maintain our music budget when other school programs have been greatly impacted by the current economic crunch,” said Richard Tinsley, music education specialist for Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, VA. “Also, it has been a source of pride for our community, students, and administrators, and is often used as a selling point that local real estate agents use with potential buyers considering home purchases in the Henrico County school locality.
The SupportMusic Coalition is a public service initiative of the NAMM Foundation that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the United States. This advocacy effort now unites over 8,000 educators, administrators, parents, community leaders and organizations seeking to improve access and opportunity in music and arts learning.
The SupportMusic Coalition is building a proactive and unified approach to federal, state and local level advocacy for music education as a core academic subject in schools.
Best Communities for Music Education
The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey acknowledges and celebrates schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education. Music teachers, parents, school administrators, and board members were invited to complete the refined and revised online survey. Throughout the survey's 15-year history, many districts have reported that making the "Best Communities" list has helped efforts to preserve and advance their music education programs. Please check back mid March for the 2015 Best Communities for Music Education designees!