Arts Ed is Essential
Share your stories! Help us hear why Arts Education is so important to you and your students with @moartsed.
VIEW the "Arts Education is Essential" STATEMENT endorsed by hundreds of national and state organizations!
American Choral Directors
Association American Composers Forum
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Americans for the Arts
American String Teachers Association
Barbershop Harmony Society
Casio America, Inc.
College Band Directors National Association
Eastman Music Company
Education Through Music
Educational Theatre Association
Give a Note Foundation
Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors’ Consortium
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Education Network
League of American Orchestras
Little Kids Rock
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Music for All
ARTS EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL
Every school day needs arts education.
Arts education promotes academic achievement: A 2020 study of over 112,000 students showed that “highly engaged instrumental music students were, on average, academically over one year ahead of their peers.”
Arts education advances social and emotional development.
Arts education reduces disciplinary infractions: A recent study showed that arts education experiences reduce the proportion of students in school receiving disciplinary infractions by 3.6%.
Stay enrolled and graduate: Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
More "Arts Education is Essential" STATEMENT endorsements:
Music Teachers National Association
National Art Education Association
National Association for Music Education
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
National Dance Education Organization
National Education Association
National Federation of State High School Associations
National YoungArts Foundation
Organization of American Kodály Educators
QuaverEd Recording Academy
Save The Music Foundation
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
United Sound, Inc.
Varsity Performing Arts
West Music Company
Yamaha Corporation of America
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Do you represent a national organization interested in endorsing this statement? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Music Council
National Organization for Arts in Health
Nuvo Instrumental, LLC
Retail Print Music Dealers Association
Soundtrap for Education
Sweet Adelines International Sweetwater Sound
Tau Beta Sigma
Teaching Artists Guild
Teaching for Artistic Behavior
Teaching With Orff
Ted Brown Music
The Midwest Clinic
The mPowered Music Educator Academy
The Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance
The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians
The Suzuki Association of the Americas
Theatre Communications Group TI:ME- Technology in Music Education
Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation
WGI Sport of the Arts
The MAAE greatly appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for
Fine Arts Education Day.