Tag Archives: Music Advocacy

“We are rejuvenated and excited to move forward!”

Music parents challenged, energized at 3rd Annual National Music Parents Symposium By L. Scott McCormick “Thank you for a great weekend. I’m already putting many of the ideas I gained to work.” That was a common sentiment expressed by one of the more than 40 parents who attended the 3rd Annual National Music Parents Symposium … Continue reading “We are rejuvenated and excited to move forward!”

Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

[Editor: The following blog is based on the National Public Radio show, “Turning dented band instruments into teaching tools.” AMP interviewed program creator Dr. Jeremy Earnhart, Director of Fine Arts with the Arlington Independent Schools, to learn more.] AMP: What led you to conceive and launch this instrument repair program for the Arlington schools? JE: … Continue reading Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

The Music Education Policy Roundtable – July 2015 Wrap-Up

ESEA: In mid-July, after an exciting seven days of debate, with over 178 amendments filed in the Senate and 50 amendments filed in the House of Representatives, both chambers of Congress were able to pass each of their versions to reauthorize the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.” Most exciting, is that the Senate’s version contains … Continue reading The Music Education Policy Roundtable – July 2015 Wrap-Up

Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents

By L. Scott McCormick, Founder and President, AMP – The National Association of Music Parents In his book, Ball or Bands, author John Gerdy, founder and executive director of Music for Everyone and a friend of the Association of Music Parents, said: “Music is a far superior educational investment in the twenty-first century because it … Continue reading Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents

Parents and Teachers are in Harmony About Students Learning Music, New National Study Shows

Source: Namm Foundation A large majority believes that children should have opportunities to learn to play musical instruments as early as elementary school and that music and arts education are “extremely” or “very important.” WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new … Continue reading Parents and Teachers are in Harmony About Students Learning Music, New National Study Shows