March Charity of the Month: National Association for Music Education
March 8, 2013
Newt and Callista Gingrich
In recognition of Music in Our Schools Month, the Gingrich Foundation is pleased to announce the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as its March Charity of the Month.
Music is a vital part of a complete education, teaching discipline, character, teamwork, creativity, and self-expression. There is strong evidence linking music education with cognitive development and achievement in language and mathematics. Unfortunately, however, many schools across the country have eliminated music from the curriculum.
The National Association for Music Education’s Music in Our Schools Month reminds us that every child in America should have access to an education that includes music. Begun in New York State in 1973 as a celebration of the benefits of learning music, it has since expanded into a worldwide campaign to spread musical awareness, involving tens of thousands of students and teachers. One of the most important activities is The Concert for Music in Our Schools Month, a sing-along of students around the world, which has touched an estimated 6 million people since its inception.
Over the years, the National Association for Music Education has been devoted to its mission of promoting music study in schools. Providing instructors with resources and advice, NAfME creates crucial opportunities for students to perform in concerts and competitions. NAfME’s Give A Note Foundation has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to school music programs and funded research and training for new teachers.
All students deserve a balanced education — one that includes the study of music. The National Association for Music Education is our country’s leading organization for the promotion of music education.
Please join us in supporting the National Association for Music Education today.