Quaker Valley named to ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ list

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 1:52 AM

Submitted by the Quaker Valley School District

For the 14th consecutive year, Quaker Valley School District has been named to the list of “Best Communities for Music Education” presented by The NAMM Foundation. Quaker Valley is one of 583 districts nationwide to receive this designation.

The Best Communities Music Education award is given to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement and efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“I am grateful that this designation foremost recognizes the hard work, dedication and passion of our students and teachers in maintaining and growing our music program; but also the support of our community, and the commitment to music education by our administration and school board.  Music makes life-changing connections for children regardless of the degree of natural talent or aptitude a child may possess, and is a vital contributor to a child’s whole education,” says Cory Neville, music department leader at Quaker Valley.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Quaker Valley answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its nearly 9,000 members around the world, with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry. For more information about the NAMM Foundation visit nammfoundation.org.