Local Advocacy Action Plans - VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Advocacy is more important than ever. Use these tools to promote and enhance your school’s music program so teachers can provide the best experiences and opportunities for students through music learning.

Advocacy Action Plan

 NAFME has provided a step-by-step local action plan to help music educators and supporters improve the overall condition of their music program.

Action Pathways to Developing Arts-Enriched Schools

Arts Ed Now has mapped out steps you can take to advance your district or school’s arts programs. Also see their Campaign Tools for more action items.

Music Matters

Arts Education Partnership has complied multiple research studies exploring the importance of music on student learning outcomes, achievement and lifelong success.

An Argument for Music Education

A new study published in American Scientist shows how learning music early in life can lead to lifelong neuroplasticity and overall increased cognitive function. 

Arts Education is Essential

Save The Music joined 52 other national organizations to support a unified statement on the necessity for arts education for all students, “Arts Education Is Essential.” The statement speaks to arts education’s role in supporting the social and emotional well-being of students.

Learn more ways you can best advocate for your school’s music program and prepare when we go back to school in 5 Things You Can Do – Music Educator Edition.