“What Makes Music Education Great in My School District” Recognition Program
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Since 2013, The NAMM Foundation has invited school districts to create and submit a one-minute student-produced and faculty-advised video on the theme, “What makes music education great in my school district” for consideration to be awarded a two-day residency with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Videos are evaluated on originality and how they communicate the vibrancy of school and community support for music learning opportunities in the district. Select districts receive a two-day residency with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a state-of-the-art mobile video and recording studio. The residency offers guided tours of the Bus as well as the opportunity for a group of students to work with Lennon Bus producers and engineers to create a music video for an original song. During the two-day residency, The NAMM Foundation hosts a LIVE town hall event to showcase music programs in the district. Over the past 4 years, The NAMM Foundation has hosted 16 residencies in communities throughout the U.S. View previous award-winning videos, community forums and music videos of songs created as part of each community residency by visiting The NAMM Foundation YouTube channel.
Administrators or faculty should submit a one-minute video if their school district has a new or established music program that is a dynamic example of school and community support for music education. School districts are selected based on how well the video demonstrates commitment to quality music instruction for all children and the desire to grow and sustain music education in the district. Note that an individual school must apply on behalf of the district in which it is located, with support from district administration as outlined in the application. Video submissions are accepted from school districts that fit into one of the following categories:
- School district with a New/First Year music education program including programs that are re-starting after being cut; offers in-school music classes taught by certified music teachers
- School district with an Established/Two years or more, or developing music education program; offers in-school music classes taught by certified music teachers
Beginning on October 3, 2017 and ending on January 31, 2018, eligible school districts (see eligibility requirements above) throughout the United States may submit video per submission rules. Note that a link to your video is required. See RULES for full explanation of guidelines.
2016-17 “What Makes Music Education Great in My School District” Recognition Program Award Winners
Scotts Valley Unified, Scotts Valley, CA
Country Club Hills District 160, Country Club Hills, IL
Herricks UFSD, New Hyde Park, NY
Tour Dates: 2/22-2/23
Country Club Hills District 160
Country Club Hills, IL
Tour Dates: 4/6-4/7
New Hyde Park, NY
Tour Dates: 10/12-10/13
Over the past few years, The NAMM Foundation has hosted 13 residencies in communities throughout the U.S. View previous award-winning videos, community forums and music videos of songs created as part of each community residency by visiting The NAMM Foundation YouTube channel.
The NAMM Foundation believes that music education is a right for all children and that it is vital for a well-rounded education. This recognition program, along with the Foundation’s other initiatives, including the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) and the SupportMusic Coalition, promote community support for music programs in school districts to assure that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.