Welcome to the MIOSM® and Advocacy webpage. Below are resources and tips to gain support for music education during Music In Our Schools Month®.
The passage of a proclamation or resolution in recognition of Music In Our Schools Month is a great way to bring public awareness to the importance of music education in our schools. To determine whether a proclamation or resolution is needed depends on the group or organization that you plan to work with. Click here for more information on getting a proclamation/resolution introduced.
Utilizing Media Platforms
Utilizing print and electronic media to advocate for music education enables your message to reach a larger audience.
Flyers, newsletters, community or service organization bulletins, newspapers, and magazines are effective ways to engage your audience. Music educators, consider putting advocacy inserts inside concert programs:
Parents or Community members- Consider posting a MIOSM announcement in a local newsletter or paper. Share music education’s impact on yourself, your student, or your community.
Sample News Announcement (editable)
If print media is not readily available, electronic media is another viable option. Utilizing social media platforms to promote MIOSM can reach a wider audience. Take advantage of hashtags to connect members in your community or state for a common cause. Encourage your audience to share their own stories and connections to music education using the hashtag. NAfME will be using the #MIOSM and #MIOSM2023.