Congratulations to the 307 Districts that received the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education designation as part of the Best Communities for Music Education Program!

Schools or school district achieves this designation based on responses to the Best Communities for Music Education survey. The survey outcome is based on the information each school district provides about funding, staffing, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Data is analyzed statistically and is also verified via a follow-up audit.

The survey measures a variety of factors, including budgetary commitment to music, opportunities to learn music, the presence of highly qualified, certified music teachers, adherence to state and national standards, types of musical experiences offered and opportunities for performance and competition, among others. To make the “Best Communities,” a school and community are committed to access and high standards for music education in all areas.

Next year, we want every community to have a guitar program. Let them know that you’re the best!

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