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.

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SupportMusic Coalition Webcast from the 2013 NAMM Show

The NAMM Foundation along with the SupportMusic Coalition Team want to thank all of you who participated in the SupportMusic webcast "LIVE" from the 2013 NAMM Show. If you were unable to attend live or view the live stream, please take a moment to replay the webcast.

Music Education Advocacy = ACTION

 SupportMusic webcast September 12 with Secretary Arne Duncan - and kick off the school year and another year for music education advocacy

Music Education: Core to Orchestrating Success

 A Statement on the Importance of Maintaining Classroom Music in America’s Schools


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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