All students should receive a well-balanced, comprehensive, high-quality, sequential program of music taught by teachers who are certified in music education. This message must be carried at the local level to school administrators, members of boards of education and local communities. Use the advocacy materials and information offered here in your work to educate your community on the importance of music education for every student.
New 2021 Advocacy Videos
MMEA Advocacy Video
Maine Singing Advocacy Video
Arts Advocacy in Action Padlet
Get Involved! This is the one page to use when advocating for your local music program in partnership with your schools’ music educators.
The SupportMusic Coalition|NAMM Foundation – The SupportMusic Coalition is a program of The NAMM Foundation which unites nonprofit organizations, schools, and businesses working to assure that music education is supported in communities everywhere, and that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.
Save the Music Foundation partners with local communities and school districts to build sustainable music programs
On this page: Five Things You Can Do Right Now
Resources for Advocacy in Maine:
Resources for Advocacy at the Federal Level:
- Music Education Advocacy Resource Kit for Fall 2020 This is the one page to use when planning for the fall and advocating for your local music program in partnership with your schools’ music educators.
- Civic Action Field Guide for Music Education – A resource from NAfME to assist those who wish to educate and influence public policy makers. Maybe you can be the arts advocate on your local school board?