MISSION, Texas – For the second year in a row, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District music program has received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The district said in a press release, this honor is awarded to school districts that have exemplified achievement in efforts to provide all students music access and education.
In order to qualify for this designation, Mission CISD had to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music programs.
All responses are then verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
The added by saying, a 2015 study supported by The NAMM Foundation, “Striking A Chord,” also outlines that teachers and parents want music education opportunities for all children as part of the school curriculum.
They believe that music and arts education is extremely important and that all children should have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument as early as elementary school.