September 25, 2020

While last week officially marked National Arts in Education Week, dedicated advocates know that school-based music education requires advocacy throughout the year. COVID-19 is disrupting how, where, and what students are learning in unprecedented ways, but the value of arts education remains high: Arts Education Is Essential (PDF). Orchestras can use their platforms and networks to support school-based arts education and help ensure all children have access to an equitable delivery of arts learning.

Not sure where or how to get started? Check out the sample actions your orchestra might take in our Music Education Advocacy Tools, and the League’s September 23rd webinar, The New Ecosystem for Community-Centered Commitments, which includes essential strategies for collaborations with public education and community partners.

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