Charity of the Month: National Association for Music Education
March 3, 2017
Newt and Callista Gingrich
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March is Music in Our Schools Month, and to help promote the importance of music education, the Gingrich Foundation is pleased to honor the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as its March Charity of the Month.
Music plays a crucial role in helping students gain a complete education. Studying and playing music teaches young people discipline, character, teamwork, creativity, and self-expression. Strong evidence also exists linking music education with cognitive development and achievement in language and mathematics. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many schools across the United States have been forced to cut or eliminate their music programs.
We want to do what we can to help the National Association for Music Education see that every child in America has the opportunity to benefit from an education that includes music. NAfME was founded in New York State in 1973 to promote the benefits of learning music. After more than 40 years, it has expanded into a worldwide campaign to spread musical awareness, involving tens of thousands of students and teachers. One of the association’s most important activities is the Music in Our Schools Tour, a traveling sing-along of students around the world, which has touched millions young people since its inception.
The National Association for Music Education has executed its mission of promoting the study of music in our schools by providing instructors with resources and advice and creating 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 helped train new teachers.
Students must have the opportunity to study music to gain a full and balanced education. The National Association for Music Education is one of our world’s leading organization for the promotion of music education.
Please join us in supporting the National Association for Music Education today.