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Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate

May 22, 2019

A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with other initiatives, returns a number of benefits. Researchers explored music education instruction, specialists and curriculum at Turnaround Arts schools, finding a relationship between higher quality music education and improvements in school climate, lower levels of suspensions, and higher student achievement.

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The Music Achievement Council Announces November 15th as the Inaugural “First Performance National Day of Celebration”

August 22, 2018

The Music Achievement Council (MAC) has announced November 15th as the inaugural First Performance National Day of Celebration (FPNDoC) to celebrate, honor and encourage the early achievements of music students across the United States. The innovative program provides a platform for budding musicians to showcase their newly-acquired musical skills in a public venue within the first 6-7 weeks of school to encourage continued engagement in music, as well as to rally parents, the community and the school at-large in support of the music program.

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OK Go to Perform at the 2018 NAMM Show

January 22, 2018

With less than a month until the start of The 2018 NAMM Show, The NAMM Campus is set to come alive with a variety of performances at night, on The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage. On Thurs., The NAMM Foundation Celebration of Music Education will celebrate the advocacy and dedication of NAMM members with a performance from indie/pop rockers, OK Go.

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Communicating Music Education to Your Community

December 8, 2017

The Music Achievement Council, an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, has compiled tips to better inform the community about the purpose, structure and achievements of school music programs.

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