Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” – Plato

Advocacy is all of our responsibility and duty as future music educators. Whether you want to advocate or not, it is a reality of the world we live in. Advocacy is something that we will have to face when we are music educators, but it is never to early to start advocating for music education NOW.

Music Education Advocacy Sites

MENC Advocacy Pagehttp://www.menc.org/resources/view/music-education-advocacy-central

VH1 Save the Musichttp://www.vh1savethemusic.com/

Support Music – http://supportmusic.com

Music Education Online- http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/advocacy/toptenparents.html

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundationwww.mhopus.org

American Music Conference www.amc-music.com

Arts Education Partnershiphttp://www.ccsso.org/projects/Arts_Education_Partnership/

NAMM Foundation http://www.nammfoundation.org/support-music

School Music Mattershttp://schoolmusicmatters.com/

Here are links to some great music advocacy videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpnoYOQ55I8– Mike Huckabee talking about the importance of music education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUhylSoaJ1c-The case for music education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1njTXx47vHs&feature=related– Muisc advocacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4vqll9cAM– Jack Stamp on talking about why music matters

The Awakening Advocacy Video– Sung by current, future, and retired music educators at the PMEA State Conference held in Hershey PA, April 13th-16th. Please share and help save music in our schools!!!


Music gives us a language that cuts across the disciplines, helps us to see connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world.” – Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation