Back to School: Guidance for School Leaders & Music Educators

Going back to in-person learning and restarting (or rebuilding) your music program has its own set of challenges. As your school’s leader, administrator, or music educator, be informed about national, state, and local guidance for opening a safe and healthy music classroom. Also, check out our resources for What’s New in Instrument Hygiene & Ensemble Procedures for more information.

At Save The Music, we are collecting the newest resources from experts in the field to help your school plan for the 2021-22 school year.

American Rescue Plan

Your school can use its allocated funds from this federal bill for music education! Learn more about how you can advocate for funding to be used for your music program.

Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse provides resources for educators and families to work together to reopen schools for in-person learning.

September Ready

Arts Ed NJ gathered over 100 arts leaders to develop strategies and solutions needed for arts instruction that addresses the health, safety and well-being of students and staff.

Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education

Practical guidance for PreK-12 administrators and music educators seeking to provide meaningful music instruction during COVID-19.

Return to Music

The Return to Music Project from NFHS provides resources for music educators as we advocate for music programs and plan for the upcoming school year.

Analysis of School Reopening Plans

John Hopkins University eSchool+ Initiative is tracking school reopening guidelines across the country by states, territories, and national organizations.

Guide for General Music Teaching

This document provides examples of general music teaching during COVID-19 using the Anchor Standards as the essential standards for instruction.

ArtsEd Leader's Guide

Use this guide to create an ArtsEd Action Plan and engage families in school and community decision-making such as improvements to programs, practices and policies.