Share Your Story about Music Education’s Vital Role

The Year 2013 presents an opportunity for music educators, students, parents, and friends of music education to let new and returning members of Congress know how vital music education is for students and for our society.  When we share our stories, we share the importance of our work.

Through January 31, 2013, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is collecting stories about the accomplishments of music programs from across the United States.  These stories can range from concerts to competitions to new classes to community service events—anything that shows the value of musical engagement and learning.

In addition to sharing stories with their fellow NAfME members, writers are invited to communicate the benefits of their work to administrators, the media, and policymakers.  NAfME’s “Share Your Story” webpage provides links to contact information for elected officials at the state and national levels as well as resources for writing to your elected officials.

In February and March 2013, NAfME will work with state and national music education leaders to share these stories with new and returning congressional members. Share your story today.

Roz Fehr,  NAfME managing editor for news, November 29, 2012. © National Association for Music Education (