Update to CARES Act Funding for Your Program

Updated: January 7, 2021

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Electric String Ensemble Checklist

Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 

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Case Study: Cle Elum-Roslyn is a Small District with a Big Sound

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.

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Finding Funding

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.

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Resources for Online Teaching

Updated 2/23/2021 at 11:01 a.m. PST

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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6 Steps to Get Funds that Support ESSA’s “Well-Rounded Education”

With the passage in December 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, music was named as part of a "well-rounded education."

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Grant Writing: A 3-Step Game Plan

"Music for all, and all for music" is a goal that all music educators strive for, but unfortunately, access to music in schools isn't a guarantee.

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Work with Music Dealers to Enhance Your Program

When working with Paige's Music in Indianapolis, Indiana, local band directors give the game "red light, green light" a new twist. 

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Case Study: Private School Outreach

When busloads of middle school students with the Mater Dei Music Academy pull up to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm, motivated young musicians disembark, ready to perform and have fun. 

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Mater Dei's Mentor Program

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Inclusive Repertoire

Dr. Emily Threinen, director of bands and associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota, talked about her teaching philosophy in the blog post, Emily Threinen: Music's North Star

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Access Title IV-A Funds and Build a Stronger Music Program

You have grand plans for your program, but money is tight. In 2015, music educators celebrated the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which calls for a "well-rounded education" that includes music and the arts. 

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Case Study: Peers Support Peers at a United Sound Chapter in Missouri

Socialization is typically a by­product of a music program. However, in one music class at Parkway Central Middle School in Chesterfield, Missouri, socialization is the goal. 

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How to Start a United Sound Chapter

In Case Study: Peers Support Peers at a United Sound Chapter in Missouri, we looked at how Parkway Central Middle School's band members embraced being peer mentors to special-needs students through United Sound. 

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Case Study: Summer Percussion Camp in Fort Worth

You can feel the enthusiasm and hear the reverberating sound of music and movement. Every summer, 75 high school students in Fort Worth, Texas, hone their percussion skills. 

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Budget for Success

Responsible financial planning by the booster club is critical to the short-term and long-term success of your music program.

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Music Education Advocacy

"It's sad that music has been cut from our public schools" is a sentiment that, unfortunately, is heard all too often these days. But I'm happy to report that the winds are changing. 

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Case Study: Music Program Teamwork in Tennessee

In 2016, the wind ensemble at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee, performed on the main stage at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival

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Master the Master Schedule

As music teachers, we often focus on the aspects of program development that we can directly control — what and how we teach. 

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The Yamaha Master Educator Collective: Learn from Distinguished Teachers

UPDATE JANUARY 28, 2021: We are excited to announce that David Cutler, Serona EltonDonny Gruendler, Jeffrey Nytch, Pamela Pike, Stan Renard and Omar Thomas are the newest members of the esteemed Yamaha Master Educator Collective. 

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