Resource Directory: Advocacy

Band as a Building Block for Success

By EmJ Sorensen The marching band and music world have been integral parts of my life for 25 years now. Not only was I involved in the activity in high school, but I married into it as well! I have lived and breathed music on both sides of the fence for most of my life, … Continue reading Band as a Building Block for Success

Policy ALERT: New ESEA Draft Retains Core Academic Subjects, Adds Music

Last week, we received game changing news from NAfME and the Music Education Policy Roundtable. The new bipartisan Senate ESEA proposal, “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” would retain the core academic subject section from No Child Left Behind (including “arts”), and, additionally, would add “music,” as a specifically enumerated core academic subject.

Article — Trimming Music Ed in Schools is a Mistake

Mark George CEO, Music Institute of Chicago sums it up best, “Ultimately though, school administrators and political leaders are responsive to the community. People who understand the power and importance of serious music education must raise their voices in a great crescendo of advocacy and emotion. It comes down to something very simple: Children deserve the opportunity to reach their full human potential”, 2011