Best Communities for Music Education
Application Period (Closed)
The opportunity to apply for the Best Communities for Music Education Survey has closed. We will announce the results in early spring. Thank you to all the districts and schools that participated.
What is the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program?
The NAMM Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) 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
Spread the news! To help you with your award promotion, we are providing materials that you may use to raise the visibility of your music education program and to celebrate this important designation by The NAMM Foundation. If your district or school has a Public Information Officer/Communications department, please share this kit with the appropriate contact. The information in this promotional toolkit help awarded districts and schools spread the good news about this national recognition and raise the visibility of their music education offerings.