Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. SupportMusic provides tools and resources to advance community support for music education. You CAN make a difference!

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THE TIME IS NOW: Advocacy in the Spotlight!

The time is NOW to raise your voice about the importance of music education! Visit the links provided for free, downloadable resources to help you support music education in your community:

“Why Learn to Play Music” brochure
: communicates the benefits of music education – to school and community leaders, to parents, and to students. Includes new research and statistics showing how music makes a difference in a child’s education.

“Now More Than Ever” advocacy flyer:
a six-step, call-to-action for concerned citizens working together to counter budget cuts to music programs.

“Keep Music Education Strong” presentation supplement:
bilingual (Spanish & English) hand-out for school board meetings, community forums and to help activate parent-teacher groups.

Community Action Kit:
step-by-step guide and toolkit on how to set up a community music advocacy coalition. Includes power point presentations, PSAs, posters, mailers, petition and letter templates, sample media releases and more.

REPLAY-The September 30 SupportMusic Community Forum

If you were unable to join us for the September 30 SupportMusic Coalition Community Forum Webcast LIVE from Lansing, MI you can watch and share HERE

Community Forums For Music Education

A Note from Mary...

SupportMusic Coalition school year kick off - On the roadwith the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Update on Use of Title 1 for Arts Funding

Providing perhaps the most precise directive received to date, Dr. Monique Chism, Director of Student Achievement and Schools Accountability Programs at the US Dept. of Education recently sent the attached letter to state Title I coordinators regarding how the arts can be used to improve the educational achievement of children served under Title 1.


The SupportMusic Coalition’s advocacy materials were developed to strengthen local advocacy efforts. You can use them at hometown events, at your school board meeting and when you visit elected officials. They are especially effective in reaching out to parents who may not fully grasp how important music education is for their children.

Join the effort of music education advocates working together to support a quality education for all children that includes music and the arts.

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