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.

SupportMusic Podcast from Summer NAMM in Nashville

Listen to our July podcast LIVE from Summer NAMM! Mary Luehrsen interviews  Laurie Schell, inaugural director of Music Makes Us: Nashville Education Project, and Nola Jones, coordinator of music, Metro Nashville Public Schools.

SEADAE releases White Paper on Roles and Responsibilites of Arts Educators

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) is pleased to share a paper outlining the roles and responsibilities certified arts educators, certified non-arts educators and providers of supplemental arts instruction play in providing a quality, sequential arts education for America's K-12 students.

Please Join the SupportMusic Coalition

Hear industry leaders share why they participate – and why you should too!

NEW Music Education Advocacy Ads Available!

Plan for back to school and enhance your programs with the new "Music Education Advocacy Program Ads" available in color and black and white. Click on the images below to download and print the 8 1/2 X 11 PDF.

Dancing with the School Board – Why Music Matters

Marcia Neel, president of Music Education Consultants, Inc. and member of the SupportMusic Coalition Steering committee, provides tips for why It is Vital to educate your school board and consistency on the importance of music education.


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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