1/11/2008 [Music Education]Annual Survey Currently Live and Open to School Districts Nationwide
The NAMM Foundation
"Being designated a 'Best Community for Music Education' provides communities with public recognition that can help sustain and support their programs," says Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, NAMM Foundation. "As we work to ensure that every child has access to music education, it's important to shine the spotlight on those communities that have risen to the challenge and are committed to supporting programs for all students."
Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America
Following an audit of the preliminary data, the 2008 survey results will be announced on March 25.
In conducting the annual survey, The NAMM Foundation is joined by advisory organizations in the fields of music and education: Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org), League of American Orchestras (www.americanorchestras.org), The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (www.mhopus.org), The Metropolitan Opera Guild (www.operaed.org), The Music for All Foundation (www.music-for-all.org), Music Teachers National Association (www.mtna.org), National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts (www.nationalguild.org), National PTA (www.pta.org), Yamaha Corporation of America (www.yamaha.com) and VH1 Save The Music Foundation (www.vh1savethemusic.com).