Core to Orchestrating Success: A Statement on the Importance of Maintaining Classroom Music in America’s Schools
The Music Education Policy Roundtable (MEPR) announces it is ready and willing to engage both majority and minority leaders of the 113th Congress on tackling the challenges facing the future of music education. America’s music educators look forward collaborating as they work with our country’s leaders.”
Read the pre-election statement issued by the Roundtable. MEPR is an alliance of 18 music advocacy organizations formalized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Current Roundtable Members:
- American Choral Directors Association
- American Orff-Schulwerk Association
- American String Teachers Association
- Chorus America
- Drum Corps International
- Education Through Music
- GRAMMY Foundation
- League of American Orchestras
- Music Teachers National Association
- National Association for Music Education
- National Association of Music Merchants
- National Music Council
- Organization of American Kodály Educators
- Percussive Arts Society
- Phi Mu Alpha
- The Recording Academy
- VH1 Save the Music Foundation
The Roundtable’s mission is to unify all music education advocacy organizations, to achieve a consensus on a set of federal legislative recommendations on behalf of the profession and all of those who stand to benefit from its contributions to education.
MEPR is dedicated to ensuring the presence and perseverance of school music programs operated by certified music educators teaching sequential, standards-based music education to students across the United States.
Roz Fehr, NAfME managing editor for news, November 5, 2012. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)