The Music Education Policy Roundtable Gains Another Corporate Supporter, Grows to 35 Total Members

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For Immediate Release
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The Music Education Policy Roundtable
Gains Another Corporate Supporter, Grows to 35 Total Members


RESTON, VA (September 25, 2015)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce that Conn-Selmer has joined with NAfME and 33 other like-minded organizations as a corporate supporter of the Music Education Policy Roundtable. NAfME welcomes Conn-Selmer to the coalition as our official 35th member of the Roundtable.

Conn-Selmer is a leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments and accessories. The current company includes a portfolio of individual companies or brands that represent innovation, entrepreneurship, and a focus on musical excellence. An unwavering support for music education and advocacy for the arts can be seen through leadership by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, who heads the Conn-Selmer Institute, and the Conn-Selmer Division of Education. “Dr. Tim” is also the chair of the Tri-M® Music Honor Society’s advisory council.


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“We are pleased to welcome Conn-Selmer to the Roundtable,” said Michael A. Butera, executive director and CEO of NAfME. “We want to ensure that every child has access to music in school. Working together with our Roundtable corporate supporters and members, we plan to help others learn how music education orchestrates success.”

“With a long history of supporting music education,” added Assistant Executive Director Christopher Woodside, “Conn-Selmer is a natural fit for the Music Education Policy Roundtable. Conn-Selmer’s support for music teachers and students is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering together.”

We are very excited to have Conn-Selmer join us in ensuring the presence and preservation of school music programs. The Roundtable first formed in 2012 to unify many great music education organizations under a single policy banner, and we continue to move toward that goal as more organizations join in supporting this very important issue and worthwhile cause.

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National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members, the organization is the national voice of music education in the United States.

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