Glen Mills, PA - Garnet Valley School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the GV music department answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making program. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
"We strongly believe that music is an essential part of every child's education and our music teachers strive to provide the highest-quality musical experiences for every Garnet Valley student," said Music Department Coordinator Steve Selfridge. "Receiving this honor is a wonderful recognition of those efforts, and inspires us to continue growing our music program."
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.