On Thursday, April 3rd, NAfME President Nancy Ditmer and Assistant Executive Director Chris Woodside joined representatives from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Symphony Orchestra for a congressional briefing titled “Music Matters.”
Sponsored by Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, co-chair of the Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus, the panel discussion addressed the need for sequential, standards-based classroom music and leveraging organizational partnerships to ensure access to music education for all students. Chris Woodside summarized the Broader Minded initiative and showed the Broader Minded informational video.
The fact that NAfME was invited to participate in this event signifies the progress we are making in our collective advocacy efforts. The briefing was a decisive step forward for music education. Thanks to all who invited their Congressional representatives to this important event!