Every year the NAMM Foundation identifies the best communities for music education. The 2011 list was released recently in conjunction with NAMM’s Wanna Play Music week.
The NAMM Foundation (The philanthropic arm of the National Association of Music Merchants) has announced the results of their 2010 survey that determines the top communities in America for music education. The surveyed schools were required to answer detailed questions regarding relevant factors, and the 174 communities announced today all graded in the top 80th percentile.
Congratulations to these school districts for their commitment to a well-rounded education that includes music. See the list and additional details regarding the criteria at NAMM’s website
Also, NAMM was a great partner in promoting the release of my book Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music last year (Read “The Business Case for Playing Music” at NAMM’s WannaPlayMusic? website), and I wanted to thank Scott Robertson and the staff of NAMM for their commitment to music education.