Telling the Story: What Administrators Can Do For a Music Program

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A school’s administrative team, principal and superintendent allocate time and resources for instruction. Their support is critical to developing a climate in which your arts program can grow.

“[Ask yourself], ’Do I need to do more things out in the community? Do I need to do more things in school?’” said Anthony Camarda. “If you don’t have an open relationship with the principal, you can’t know that.”

Further your understanding of what school administrator’s can do by watching these videos containing “Tips For Success” brought to by The Music Achievement Council.

The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, to share real-world, successful strategies developed by instrumental music teachers.

Sound Bites from the Videos

“The best thing I can say about administration is if you’re positive they’ll be positive. I learned early on if you only go to your administrator to tell them what you’ve done wrong or to make a complaint, you aren’t going to be seen in a positive light.” - Jeff Heid

“If your administrative isn’t aware of what you are doing or doesn’t like what you are doing, or think there’s improvement or thinks you’re the greatest, everything no matter what their opinion or what they think, you need to know to change your program.”- Anthony Camarda

“If you are doing positive things and your students are doing positive things…they support your program. It’s always important that you are advocating in positive ways for your program.  – Jeff Heid

The Music Achievement Council (MAC) is an action-oriented nonprofit organization sponsored by the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). MAC is made up of three representatives from NASMD, three manufacturers and suppliers of Instrumental Music Products and one representative from NAMM. The council was formed in 1983 and reorganized in 1990, forming a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization.

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