For the sixth consecutive year, North Colonie has been designated a Best Community for Music Education, one of 476 school districts across the country to be recognized. Winning districts set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education.
“I am proud of the accomplishments of our ensembles and students, but more importantly, proud of the daily instruction and inspiration that our music teachers provide for the children of North Colonie,” said Deb Keough, North Colonie’s Music Department Supervisor. “It is a distinct honor to lead this department of dedicated professionals.”
“The schools and districts that the NAMM Foundation honors this year with this award demonstrate a commitment to supporting music education and assuring opportunities for music learning in the curriculum for all students,” said Mary Luehrsen of the NAMM Foundation. “We are moving from a time when curricula were narrowed due to pressure from testing and test-prep remediation to a broader view of what is important for all children. That includes access to a well-rounded education and an opportunity to learn and grow with music and the arts. The schools and districts we recognize serve as models for other educators looking to develop standards-based music education programs. ”
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 9,000 members around the world.
Congratulations to the district’s music department!