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.

New Research Bullentin Available

NEW Reseach Bulletin Available from the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a division of the Council of Chief State School Officers. 

NEW SupportMusic "Make Your Case" Database from NAMM and NAfME

Check out the NEW SupportMusic "Make Your Case" Database from NAMM and NAfME.  It's a library of resources for your advocacy efforts. 

SupportMusic Urges Lansing, MI School Board to Rethink Music and Arts Teacher Cuts

Music and the arts are designated core curriculum and require core curriculum funding and the highest quality teachers. In support of the need to provide the best possible learning opportunities for children in Lansing, we urge you to reconsider your decision.

Show Support for Your Local Music Education Program with SupportMusic Advocacy Materials

With schools looking to cut their budgets, NAMM's free advocacy materials are invaluable tools for validating the importance of keeping music education in schools. Share with parents and school administrators or pass them out in your store or community!

Reframing Advocacy

Join The Support Music Coalition today! Be a part of the national effort to keep music education strong for every child.

Parents, teachers and administrators want and expect high quality music education for their children because of its remarkable benefits.

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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.

Join SupportMusic