Program Health

“The world of musicians is small,” says Larry Williams, a French horn performer and teacher. 
Over the past two months, it feels like I have watched more webinars than I have in the last two years. I am sure that is the case for many of you.
Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.
School during the pandemic has taken many paths that no one could have foreseen. 
Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 
Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it.
Funding is a major obstacle to growing a music program. For the past five years, Nick Maupoux, band director for Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, has overcome this hurdle by grant writing and using the following strategies.
Updated 9/10/2021 at 7:03 a.m. PDT We want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.
With the passage in December 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, music was named as part of a "well-rounded education."

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