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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The Best Communities for Music Education

The opportunity to submit a survey has closed.  Thank you to all the applicants that submitted a survey on behalf of their school or district to be considered for a Best Communities for Music Education designation.    Survey responses are being analyzed and final results will be announced the first week in April.


Download the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the program.
Email Sharon Bryant if you have additional questions.

Infographic-Why Participate

Download the BCME Infographic and learn why your district or school should participate.

Download Survey PDF

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

Congratulations to the School Districts and the Schools that received the 2016 Designation!

Congratulations to the 476 school districts across the United States are being recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts. Now in its 17th year, BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.

In addition, the NAMM Foundation also has recognized 118 schools across the nation with the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), honoring individual schools that have demonstrated strong support for and commitment to music education.

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