The NAMM Foundation supports teachers, parents and community leaders with resources and programs to advance music making for all.
This recognition would not be possible without the efforts of our outstanding West Essex music educators, the support of the Administration and the daily collaboration that exists between the faculty and our music program. Our District Administration has a passion for the arts that is demonstrated in their tireless support of our students’ endeavors.
The SupportMusic Coalition is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that unites non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses working to assure that music education is supported in communities everywhere, and that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.
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Best Communities for Music Education
The NAMM Foundation recognizes 388 school districts in 46 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education. In its 16th year, the program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education accessible to all students.
In addition to the 388 districts receiving Best Communities for Music Education, 120 individual schools across the nation are being awarded the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), which recognizes support for school-based music education programs.