The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has officially designated March Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) , and the Association urges a focus on school music during that month each year.
In celebration of Music In Our Schools Month, General Growth Properties, a shopping mall company based in Chicago, Illinois, is sponsoring school performances at seven malls throughout the United States. The malls are honoring music programs in each community! One school at each mall will win $500 based on the number of likes on each Mall’s Facebook page. The malls are:
Lynhaven Mall, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mall St. Matthews, Louisville, Kentucky
Mayfair Mall, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, Texas
White Marsh Mall, Baltimore, Maryland
Columbia Mall, Columbia, Missouri
Florence Mall, Florence, Kentucky
The MIOSM celebration continues to grow each year, reaching more and more students, teachers, musicians, and music supporters. Schools and communities throughout the country and overseas celebrate MIOSM with concerts and other activities based on the year’s theme. Classrooms, concert halls, civic buildings, clubs, parks, libraries, and shopping malls are just some of the arenas in which the public can observe the processes and results of music education.
Roz Fehr, NAfME managing editor for news, March 12, 2014. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)