Hudson named a 'Best Community for Music Education'
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The Hudson School District has been named one of the nation's "Best Communities for Music Education."
NAMM has identified 110 school districts across the United States that exemplify community commitment to include music education as part of a quality education for all children. Hudson was named for its commitment to provide quality music education programs for its students.
According to the NAMM Foundation, its music education advocacy efforts work to ensure that all children have access to quality music education programs that encourage lifelong participation in music making. This year's roster of musical schools represents 29 states with New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia representing the most districts. To view the complete roster of "Best Communities," visit www.nammfoundation.org.
Hundreds of teachers, school and district administrators, school board members, parents and community leaders, representing communities in all 50 states, participated in the Web-based survey. The districts were measured across a variety of program support, curricular and programmatic criteria. Furthermore, the results were measured proportionally, so that communities of different sizes were compared equally.
Participants in the survey answered questions about funding, enrollment, student/teacher ratios, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, private music lesson participation and other factors in their communities' music education programs. The responses were verified with district officials, and the sponsoring organizations reviewed the data.
The NAMM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry.