Welcome to the 2023 Best Communities for Music Education!

 
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Welcome and thank you for participating in this special edition of the Best Communities for Music Education survey.  
 
Through this annual survey, the NAMM Foundation seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment of schools and districts across the nation who act on their belief that music is an essential element of a well-rounded education available to all students.
 
 
Let’s get started.
A.  There are two awards available.  You may only apply for one award:
     1.  Best Communities for Music Education: this award is for school districts.
     2.  SupportMusic Merit Award: this award is for an individual school (charter, parochial, private) that serves students at various grade levels.  If you would like to apply for this award, please fill out the SMMA survey.
 
Note: Only one application can be submitted per district or school.  We strongly encourage you to designate one person, or one team leader to complete the survey.
 
B.  This year we are including a special “More to Start” Supplemental Survey to assess post-COVID access points for new music students.  This is especially important as schools and districts across the nation address these challenges and opportunities.
  
C.  To be considered for a Best Community for Music Education award for 2023, please consider the following:
     1.  If you received the award in 2022, and if there have been NO significant changes to teacher staffing, student enrollment, or scheduling, you may use the data you submitted in 2022 to be considered for the 2023 award.  
     2.  If you choose to use your 2022 data to be considered for the 2023 award, please note you must still complete the Supplemental Survey that follows. 
     3.  If you are a first-time applicant or have experienced significant changes in your school or district, please complete the Comprehensive Survey.  Please note that the Comprehensive Survey includes the Supplemental Survey referenced above.

Please address each survey question as honestly, thoughtfully, and completely as possible; incomplete applications may impact our ability to understand your information and qualify your district or school for an award.
 
All responses to the survey are confidential. ​The survey, its content and any related communication are private and are reviewed by the research and project team at The NAMM Foundation. Questions may be directed to: info@nammfoundation.org.
 
The survey will be available until January 31, 2023. To begin, click on the word "NEXT" below.

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