Music and arts are vital to every child's education. Is your school's music program in danger of being cut? These free resources will help your organize your community and keep music education strong. Download and get started---you can make a difference!
Turn your passion for music into citizen action for music education. As a parent, a community member or a business owner, your voice must be heard to influence school budget and curriculum decisions to assure all children have access to music education.
SupportMusic.com provides you with the tools to help you get started with your advocacy efforts.
Download the Keep Music Education Strong brochure today. This brochure outlines research about the important educational benefits of music education; share with parents and school administrators.
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Download a copy of the Now More Than Ever brochure and consider these actions TODAY to assure that your child – and every child in your community-can participate in a school music program. You can make all the difference for their success in school and in life.
Download the Reframing Doc. More than 90% of American schools provide music education taught by high-quality instructors. Is your school in step with this national trend? Take positive action and show your support for music education with these talking points, statistics and research studies!
Download Ron Hufstader's slide presentation on the who, what, why and how of music advocacy.
Download Plan for back to school and enhance your programs with the new "Music Education Advocacy Program Ads" available in color and black and white
Download Plan for your spring concerts and enhance your programs with the new “Music Education Advocacy Program Ads” available in color and black and white
More than 100 dedicated leaders from music arts and civic organizations met uniting to transform their love for music education into stronger grassroots action and influence
Support Music Coalition Summit Report
Download the PPT from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) conference, We Want “That” Music Program for our Students! How Quality Arts Programs Innovate to Help Close the Achievement Gap in all Districts
We Want "That" Music Program for our Students!
Download the Keynote Address "Beyond Measure Seven: Lessons that Linger" by Professor Larry Livingston, USC Thornton School of Music / Director of Educational Initiatives, Guitar Center; delivered at NAMM's Music Education Day Reception on Sunday January 18 2009, Anaheim California.
(MP3 Audio File / 35 min. / 24.5 MB)
Download Marcia Neel's Making an Advocate out of Your Principal; 10 Things You Can Do Monday!
Arts Education Partnership's mission is to demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in enabling every student to succeed in school, life and work in the diverse and global economies and societies of the 21st century.
Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
California Alliance for Arts Education's mission is to promote, support and advocate for visual and performing arts education for pre-school through post-secondary students in California schools.
Conn-Selmer Division of Education is committed to creating and producing exemplary programs supporting the positive growth and development of quality music education.
Keep Arts in Schools is an online community for arts education advocates, focusing on the efforts and successes of local organizations, communities, teachers and leading voices throughout the country who are all working to Keep Arts in Schools!
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) is a coalition of statewide non-profit Alliances for Arts Education working in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to support policies, practices, programs, and partnerships that ensure the arts are an essential part of American K-12 education.
NAfME Since 1907,NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
NAfME Advocacy Groundswell The purpose of the NAfME Advocacy Groundswell is to cultivate an online community of NAfME members from across the country interested in participating in advocacy initiatives, engaging in discussions about advocacy and regularly digesting advocacy news.
National Association of Music Parents's (AMP) mission is to build a grassroots national movement that brings together ALL STAKEHOLDERS of Music Education to defend the interests of our students and ensure that music and the arts remain an integral discipline within the core education system in America.
PTA As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.