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The life of the arts,
far from being an interruption,
a distraction, in the life of the nation,
is close to the center of a nation's purpose -
and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization.

- John F. Kennedy


MMEA Position Statement

MMEA Believes...

...Music is a Core Academic Subject that is Vital to Successful
Students and Schools; 

...In A High Quality Music Education for Every Student in Minnesota;

...The Minnesota Academic Standards for Arts Education are the Foundation for a Quality Music Education in Minnesota;

...Music is Basic to the Human Experience;

...Every Child in Minnesota Should Have Access to Music During the School Day!

Links to Music and Arts Advocacy Sites

Groundswell - Advocacy from the Music Education Policy Roundtable
    Click on Resources > How-To Advocacy Guides
    View advocacy webinars

    Sign up for email or social media updates (check out links for Build Your Case and Community Action Kit)

Arts Education Partnership (see ArtsEdSearch and follow the 2012 Arts Access in American Schools report)

Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement (2006). To order copies, please visit

Advocacy Workbook for Music Education

This workbook, compiled by Doug Orzolek, is a great tool for teachers or local advocates who want an overview of recent research, ideas about how to get started with local advocacy, and many additional resources in support of music education in schools. It can be downloaded as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

Mary Schaefle,
Nov 26, 2011, 7:12 AM