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The Music Education Policy Roundtable
ADVOCACY EFFORTS COME TOGETHER FOR
MUSIC EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING AOSA
The Music Education Policy Roundtable.
Under the direction of the National Association for Music Education, The Music Education Policy Roundtable is a group of music education organizations that have come together to institute a music advocacy infrastructure dedicated to ensuring the presence and perseverance of music education programs in schools operated by highly qualified educators in their respective disciplines. With a purpose of uniting music advocates under a single banner with one voice, and to provide a top notch opportunity for music organizations to participate in advocacy initiatives, primarily via the efforts of the National Association for Music Education’s trained policy staff, this alliance of music advocacy organizations is working together to make music education a key focal point and discussion topic among elected officials and government agencies so as to promote the value that is inherent to quality arts education programming in schools and communities.
AOSA is excited to be a part of the distinguished list of music education organizations that make up The Music Education Roundtable including: NAfME, American String Teachers Association, GRAMMY Foundation, The Recording Academy, National Association of Music Merchants, League of American Orchestras, Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, Percussive Arts Society, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Over the course of the current legislative session, NAfME advocacy staff has played point for MEPR to keep the Roundtable members up-to-date on activities that affect music education. In early April, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) study, Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and
2009-10. Upon review of this study, MERP has crafted this linked response to support the continued need for study and support of all arts education: MERP Response (pdf)
Please let your elected officials know of your support of this important research and the need for it to continue so that our future leaders can truly be prepared for the America of tomorrow. Watch for future announcements relating to AOSA’s involvement with MEPR as we create one voice in support of music education in the United States.
READ: MEPR Statement on the Importance of Maintaining Classroom Music
in America's Schools--Music Education: Core to Orchestrating Success
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