Those of us who have enjoyed an education in music are aware of its many benefits. Besides musical abilities, and a lifelong appreciation for music, music education develops creativity, responsibility, discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, pride in results and many more benefits that affect us well in our adult lives. In short, music education provides excellent preparation for life, which ultimately is the goal of our educational system.
Being an advocate in the face of budget cuts, scheduling trends and public apathy is not an easy task, although a necessary one. If your music program faces threats in staffing, funding or scheduling we have resources to help you. The most effective defense for a music program is creating the organization and support before the threats develop.