Music In Our Schools Month® is a coming-together of musical celebrations nationwide for the express purpose of recognizing how music education can orchestrate success for every student.
Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 06, 2015
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) http://www.nafme.org/miosm. People around the country are joining in the celebration. Every year, MIOSM is commemorated in March to highlight the critical importance music education serves in every student’s education, and the amazing role music teachers serve in preparing our nation’s next leaders and innovators.
The “Music Makes Me __________!” theme encourages teachers, students, and supporters alike to raise awareness of the benefits of learning music, and the ways that music can empower and enrich lives.
Bus Tour: From March 7-14, during week-long bus tour, powered by Radio Disney, Valory Music Co. singer/songwriter RaeLynn will visit five schools where student ensembles will perform her song “Always Sing.” A highlight at each location will be a special private concert by RaeLynn. Give a Note Foundation, in partnership with the National Association for Music Education, selected each school to be honored as part of the Music In Our Schools tour for their music programs’ outstanding achievements and recognizing the important role music education plays in their students’ daily curriculum.
The Concert for Music In Our Schools Month: In an innovative online concept for the annual Concert for Music In Our Schools Month®, student video performances from across the U.S. and Europe well be featured on the NAfME website throughout March. All music students, educators, parents, and supporters are encouraged to view these videos in celebration of the importance of school music programs. The Concert for MIOSM (formerly known as the World’s Largest Concert) features songs appropriate for K–12 students.
“Always Sing” is the newest addition to the Concert. Recording artist RaeLynn debuted “Always Sing,” a song she wrote with Nicolle Gaylon and Jimmy Robbins, at the 2014 National In-Service Conference. It’s an exciting tune that embodies the spirit of music education.
Student performances can be viewed http://www.nafme.org/programs/miosm/the-concert-for-music-in-our-schools-month/ from March 1 through March 31. The school video that receives the most views between March 1 and March 31, 2015, will win the Presonus Music Creation Software Suite.
“Music In Our Schools Month® is more than just a singular event,” says Michael A. Butera, NAfME’s Executive Director and CEO. “It is a coming-together of musical celebrations nationwide for the express purpose of recognizing how music education can orchestrate success for every student, teacher, parent, and person in our country.
“We thank Hal Leonard Corporation for their continued support of the Concert for Music In Our Schools Month®, for which they provided the sheet music and audio tracks for the 2015 program,” added Butera, “and PreSonus for providing a school recording package to the school whose video receives the most online views.”
Listed below are the teachers, schools, and hometowns of the performing ensembles featured in the Concert for Music In Our Schools Month®:
Carson Zac Westwind Elementary School Phoenix AZ
English Teddi Westwind Elementary School Phoenix AZ
Burns Bernadette Valley Charter High School Modesto CA
Smith Jacqueline Riverside Preparatory School Oro Grande CA
Hardy Ellen Green's Farms Elementary School Westport CT
Propp Suzanne Green's Farms Elementary School Westport CT
Brooke Carrie North Broward Preparatory School Coconut Creek FL
Gonzalez Vivian South Miami K-8 Center Miami FL
Guarino Barbara Escambia Westgate School Pensacola FL
Veglia Francesca Emma E. Booker Elementary School Sarasota FL
Howard Harriet West Laurens Middle School Dublin GA
Norris Marianne East Laurens Primary School Dublin GA
Royal Gina Ben Hill County Schools Fitzgerald GA
Williams Lisa Aukamm Elementary School Wiesbaden Germany
Tsuji Jenifer Mountain View Elementary School Hilo HI
Burnworth Belinda Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School Belleville IL
Ryan Elena Attea Middle School Glenview IL
Goss Lisa Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary School Indianapolis IN
Hernandez Virginia O'Bannon Elementary School Hammond IN
Korfhage Jennifer Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Jeffersonville IN
Loos Kristin Ridge View Elementary School Hobart IN
Pietranczyk Kim Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary School Indianpolis IN
Barkley Janet Holy Name School Henderson KY
Owens Ellen Lloyd McGuffey Sixth Grade Center Stanford KY
Prizzi Ann Loch Raven Academy Baltimore MD
McCarthy Heidi Carrie Ricker Elementary School Litchfield ME
Moore-Young Sam Carrie Ricker Elementary School Litchfield ME
Wilson Tamika Oakside Scholars Charter Academy Waterford MI
Bird Caitlin Cooper County R-IV Bunceton MO
Johnson Sarah Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden NC
Mangum Angela Tar River Elementary School Franklinton NC
Nesbitt Eleanor Alderman Elementary School Greensboro NC
Richardson Karen Montessori Community School Durham NC
Rogers Lucy Beth Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown NC
Tompkins Christine Endeavor Charter School Raleigh NC
Williams Sonja Jacksonville Commons Middle School Jacksonville NC
Gunter Matthew Yutan High School Yutan NE
St. Martin Jennie The Whitefield School Whitefield NH
Stout Belinda Richards School Newport NH
Stout Belinda Towle School Newport NH
Gross Bryan Zane North Elementary School Collingswood NJ
Gross Bryan Thomas Sharp Elementary School Collingswood NJ
Piombo Suzanne Lenox Elementary School Pompton Lakes NJ
Tranz Doug Walter Hill School Swedesboro NJ
DiMartino Karen East Sayville High School West Sayville NY
Edwards Twyla Rome Free Academy Rome NY
Greco-Gaham Hope Mexico High School Mexico NY
Kramer Ari East Sayville High School West Sayville NY
McClimans Rob Harlem Village Academies New York NY
Ou-Yung Megan Harlem Village Academies New York NY
Lewis Beth Oswayo Valley Elementary School Shinglehouse PA
Smeck Doreen Octorara Intermediate School Atglen PA
Leone Piera Blackstone Valley Prep Academy Cumberland RI
Burns Barbara Carolina Springs Elementary School Lexington SC
Headrick David Carolina Springs Elementary School Lexington SC
Lindsay Debra Alexandria City Elementary Honor Chorus Alexandria VA
Deming Pat Grass Lake Elementary School Kent WA
Johnson Sharon Grass Lake Elementary School Kent WA
Schneider Leslie Valley View Elementary School Ellensburg WA
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 130,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States.
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For additional information, contact Catherina Hurlburt at catherinah(at)nafme(dot)org or 703-860-4000, ext. 242.