Orchestras Support In-School Music Education

More than 250 Signed on for Common Cause!

Join the National Effort & Commit to Local Action!

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See the 250+ orchestras that have endorsed the Statement of Common Cause! 

In a 2005 League survey of orchestras, the presence of music education in the schools ranked as a top national priority. As civic-minded community-based organizations, America’s adult and youth orchestras can help to improve access to the benefits of music learning by advocating locally for in-school music education. 

The League is encouraging all adult and youth orchestras to endorse this statement of common cause.  To sign on, orchestra executive directors simply complete a short online form.  We also encourage orchestras to take action in their own communities and share information about their advocacy experiences.

The statement of common cause, "Orchestras Support In-School Music Education" was drafted with input from more than 50 orchestras and reflects a collective opportunity for all orchestras to take individual, community-specific action to improve access to music education in schools nationwide. 

Take Action Now:

  • Sign On! All orchestra executive directors are invited to let us know that your orchestra endorses this statement of common cause by completing this short form .
  • Share and Discuss the Statement. Use this statement of common cause to stimulate conversation within your orchestra about support for music education in the schools.  We encourage orchestras to review the statement among staff, musicians, trustees, and volunteers.  All are essential to successful music education advocacy!
  • Inform us of your local advocacy activity. The sign-on form invites you to let us know of existing and emerging advocacy underway by your orchestra.
  • Take a first step. Whether beginning for the first time or building on existing advocacy, check out our Tips for Launching Your Advocacy Effort and consider the list of Sample actions your orchestra might take to advocate for music education in your community.
  • Learn More. View the League’s complete Music Education Advocacy Tools , available to support your local efforts. Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. League Vice President for Advocacy or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , League Government Affairs & Education Advocacy Manager.