Music Advocacy

At Music & Arts, we are committed to supporting music education in our schools and music learning for everyone. We believe that music makes an important difference - it improves SAT scores, reading and math skills, social skills and self-discipline.

Music enhances higher brain function, develops quick and decisive thinking and builds teamwork. These valuable skills stay with us throughout life. Because of that commitment, we are pleased to bring you these links to helpful music organizations and resources.

Music Resources is designed to get teens interested in music. It features cool tips on how to start a band, DJ games, advice and more.

New Horizons Band

New Horizons Band is a band program for adult beginners and people who may have played in school but put it aside for many years.

This site offers resources and advice to parents and community members trying to keep music in their schools.

Play Music Magazine

Play Music, the Magazine - For Music. For Fun. For Life.

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved school and community music programs and individual students nationwide.

Arts Education Partnership

Arts Education Partnership (Formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a national coalition of business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and proves the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.

American Music Conference

A national non-profit educational association founded in 1947. AMC is dedicated to the importance of music, music-making and music education to the general public is to build credibility for music and music education.

MENC: The Association for Music Education

Founded in 1907 with 64 members, today's membership has grown to include active music teachers, university faculty and researchers, college students preparing to be teachers, high school honor society members and MusicFriends. Formerly Music Educators' National Conference, the association's name was changed in 1998 to MENC: The Association for Music Education to better reflect its mission.