Program Health

Art and science work in harmony at Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Each student has an assigned Apple device to pursue knowledge of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math. 
“The world of musicians is small,” says Larry Williams, a French horn performer and teacher. 
Over the past two months, it feels like I have watched more webinars than I have in the last two years. I am sure that is the case for many of you.
Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.
The 2019-2020 school year is coming to an end in a way that no one could have foreseen. 
Update: The deadline for the Emergency Relief Fund has passed. Please refer to Funding Resource Roundup and How to Get Funds from ESSA’s Title IV-A Grant Program for information about federal funds.
Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 
Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it.
Funding is a major obstacle to growing a music program. For the past five years, Nick Maupoux, band director for Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, has overcome this hurdle by grant writing and using the following strategies.
Updated 9/21/2020 at 7:09 a.m. PDT We want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.

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