Best Communities for Music Education

The Best Communities for Music Education survey acknowledges schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education.

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Congratulations! 583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education

Presented by The NAMM Foundation, the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) and its counterpart, the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) recognize outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are given to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and consistent access to music education.

View the 2018 districts
View the 2018 schools

Promotional Toolkit

To help you with media outreach, we are providing materials to help you raise the visibility of your music education program and to celebrate this important designation by The NAMM Foundation. If your district has a Public Information Officer/communications department, please share this kit with them.

Download The 2018 Survey PDF

View and download the the 2018 BCME District Survey
View and download the the 2018 SMMA School Survey

Will Your School or District Receive a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Designation?

The opportunity to apply opens October 2018.  We encourage you to apply for the designation to get the recognition your music program deserves. Sign up to receive The NAMM Foundation’s monthly newsletter, featuring updates on music education research, events and Foundation activities, including Best Communities news.

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