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. NAfME and all the endorsing organizations recognize the necessity for students to have access to arts education, which includes music, dance, theater, visual arts and media arts.
While teaching in the post-COVID-19 world may look different, Yamaha and the other organizations remain committed to supporting arts education, arts educators, community arts providers and, most importantly, arts students.
The arts were identified as part of a “well-rounded education” well before this pandemic, but as we read stories and watch videos from around the world about the healing and unifying power of music and the arts during these tough times, this designation is all the more meaningful.
The three driving principles of “Arts Education Is Essential” are:
Read NAfME’s “Arts Education Is Essential” statement and the list of endorsing organizations here.
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