Best Communities for Music Education
Save the Date–Survey Opens October 26
The NAMM Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education award program recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education as part of a well-rounded education. Get the national recognition your music program deserves and apply to be considered.
Congratulations to the 686 school districts that received the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Award and the 80 individual schools that received a SupportMusic Merit (SMMA) Award as part of the BCME program. The NAMM Foundation celebrates and recognizes the innovative and resourceful music education programs in the United States and the communities that support them. And thank you to all the districts and schools that participated.
What is the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Award Program?
The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Award is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates school districts and schools for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.
The survey was developed in partnership with the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Survey questions are aligned with goals for equity and access to music education for all students, and also with national standards for music education. This survey seeks to support communities everywhere that are working to assure music education opportunities for all students.
- National Recognition
- Community Recognition and community pride
- Increased Visibility of music education in your district, school, and community
- Program Validation of your school or district's support for music education
- Program Auditing tool for auditing your music program