Where Are The Best Schools And Communities For Music Education?

Namm education SchoolsWhere are the best Music Education Schools in the United States?  What a great question!

On April 16 of 2009, the National Association of Music Manufacturers (NAMM ) released the results of a nationwide survey with their answer to that question.   This survey was the result of two months of data collection and made available to all districts nationwide.  This is the 10th year in which this survey has been given to school districts in the U.S.

The questions in this survey were focused on graduation requirements, funding, music class participation, facilities, and academic and public support for the programs. 

Is your community on this list?  Check the results below to find out. 

As a Pennsylvania resident and professor I am proud to say that 11 great Music Education Schools in PA made the list !
 
Read the official press release from NAMM by clicking here. 

School DistrictCityState
Abington School DistrictAbingtonPA
Albion Central School DistrictAlbionNY
Ann Arbor Public SchoolsAnn ArborMI
Arlington Independent School DistrictArlingtonTX
Avon Lake City School DistrictAvon LakeOH
Baltimore County Public SchoolsTowsonMD
Bay Shore Union Free School DistrictBay ShoreNY
Bay Village City School DistrictBay VillageOH
Beachwood City SchoolsBeachwoodOH
Bedford Central School DistrictMount KiscoNY
Belmont Public SchoolsBelmontMA
Berea City School DistrictBereaOH
Bethel Public SchoolsBethelCT
Boardman Local SchoolsBoardmanOH
Bolivar R-1 School DistrictBolivarMO
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISDCarrolltonTX
Cedar Grove-Belgium School DistrictCedar GroveWI
Central Cambria School DistrictEbensburgPA
Central York School DistrictYorkPA
Chesapeake Public SchoolsChesapeakeVA
Cheshire Public SchoolsCheshireCT
Clarence Central SchoolClarenceNY
Clark County School DistrictLas VegasNV
Clarkstown Central School DistrictNew CityNY
Cobb County School DistrictMariettaGA
Conestoga Valley School DistrictLancasterPA
Cuyahoga Heights SchoolsClevelandOH
Dearborn Public SchoolsDearbornMI
Denton Independent School DistrictDentonTX
District 279 – Osseo Area SchoolsMaple GroveMN
Dover Area School DistrictDoverPA
East Meadow Union Free School DistrictWestburyNY
Edmonds School DistrictEdmondsWA
Fairfax County Public SchoolsFalls ChurchVA
Fayetteville-Manlius SchoolsManliusNY
Franklin Township Public SchoolsSomersetNJ
Fulton County SchoolsAtlantaGA
Great Neck Union Free School DistrictGreat NeckNY
Greenwich Public SchoolsGreenwichCT
Guilderland Central School DistrictGuilderlandNY
Harborfields Central School DistrictGreenlawnNY
Harford County Public SchoolsBel AirMD
Henrico County Public SchoolsRichmondVA
Herricks Union Free School District No. 9New Hyde ParkNY
Hewlett Woodmere Public SchoolsWoodmereNY
Hilliard City School DistrictHilliardOH
Homewood City SchoolsHomewoodAL
Hopewell Valley Regional School DistrictPenningtonNJ
Hortonville Area School DistrictHortonvilleWI
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School DistrictBedfordTX
Jenison Public SchoolsJenisonMI
Jericho Union Free School DistrictJerichoNY
Johnson City Central School DistrictJohnson CityNY
Katy Independent School DistrictKatyTX
Klein Independent School DistrictKleinTX
Laramie County School District #1CheyenneWY
Lawrence Township Public SchoolsLawrencevilleNJ
Lebanon City SchoolsLebanonOH
Le Roy Central SchoolsLe RoyNY
Liverpool Central School DistrictLiverpoolNY
Longwood Central School DistrictYaphankNY
Loudoun County Public SchoolsAshburnVA
Lower Merion School DistrictArdmorePA
Manhasset Public SchoolsManhassetNY
Metuchen Public SchoolsMetuchenNJ
Midway Independent School DistrictWacoTX
Milaca School District #912MilacaMN
Mineola Union Free School DistrictGarden City ParkNY
Montgomery County Public SchoolsChristiansburgVA
Monticello Central School DistrictMonticelloNY
Mount Lebanon School DistrictPittsburghPA
Nanuet Union Free School DistrictNanuetNY
New Hartford Central School DistrictNew HartfordNY
Newfield Central School DistrictNewfieldNY
North Allegheny School DistrictPittsburghPA
North Babylon Union Free School DistrictNorth BabylonNY
North Penn School DistrictLansdalePA
Northmont High School-Northmont City SchoolsClaytonOH
Northwest Independent School DistrictJustinTX
Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School-Northwestern Lehigh School DistrictNew TripoliPA
Nutley School DistrictNutleyNJ
Oceanside School DistrictOceansideNY
Olmsted Falls City School DistrictOlmsted FallsOH
Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School DistrictSt. JohnsvilleNY
Osage County R-IILinnMO
Paramus Public SchoolsParamusNJ
Pasadena Independent School DistrictPasadenaTX
Pasco School District Number 1PascoWA
Pennsbury School DistrictFairless HillsPA
Perrysburg Exempted Village SchoolsPerrysburgOH
Phillips-Edison Partnership SchoolNapaCA
Piscataway Public SchoolsPiscatawayNJ
Plano Independent School DistrictPlanoTX
Port Jefferson School DistrictPort JeffersonNY
Potsdam Central SchoolsPotsdamNY
Putnam Valley Central School DistrictPutnam ValleyNY
Quaker Valley School DistrictSewickleyPA
Richland County School District OneColumbiaSC
Roanoke County SchoolsRoanokeVA
Rosemount High School-Rosemount-Apple Valley School DistrictRosemountMN
Salem-Keizer School District 24-JSalemOR
Santa Monica-Malibu USDSanta MonicaCA
Sayville Public SchoolsSayvilleNY
Scarsdale UFSDScarsdaleNY
Shaker Heights City School DistrictShaker HeightsOH
Simsbury Public SchoolsSimsburyCT
South Orange Maplewood School DistrictMaplewoodNJ
St. John-Endicott Cooperative SchoolsSt. JohnWA
Stow-Munroe Falls City School DistrictStowOH
Syosset Central School DistrictSyossetNY
Torrington Public SchoolsTorringtonCT
Troy School DistrictTroyMI
Virginia Beach City Public SchoolsVirginia BeachVA
Wappingers Central School DistrictWappingers FallsNY
Washoe County School DistrictRenoNV
Webster Central School DistrictWebsterNY
West Genesee Central School DistrictCamillusNY
West Hartford Public SchoolsWest HartfordCT
West Irondequoit Central School DistrictRochesterNY
West Milford Township Public SchoolsWest MilfordNJ
West Orange Public SchoolsWest OrangeNJ
Willard R-II SchoolsWillardMO
Williamsport Area School DistrictWilliamsportPA
Williamsville Central School DistrictEast AmherstNY

     
           

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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