In March 2015, the National Association for Music Education celebrates the 30th anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®).
Music In Our Schools Month® or MIOSM® is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
In Pennsylvania, MIOSM will be celebrated by school districts across the state in a variety of ways. The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) will host student performances in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg. You can learn more about PMEA activities on their website: http://www.pmea.net/specialty-areas/music-in-our-schools-month/
In addition to these activities, Progressive Music will participate in two separate events at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. In conjunction with MIOSM, State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski will introduce a resolution on Wednesday, March 4 and will publicly present it during a news conference at 11:45 a.m. that day. The resolution will recognize the value of music education in Pennsylvania. Progressive Music’s Director of Market Development will be at the press conference as the chair of PMEA’s advocacy council.
And then on Wednesday, March 25, a news conference will be held at 11 a.m. and groups will perform throughout the day in the State Capitol building as part of PMEA’s Annual Advocacy Day.
Progressive Music will play a part in advocating for music education at each event and we will post photos and more information throughout the month.
Progressive Music is a proud corporate sponsor of The National Association for Music Education and The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
About Progressive Music
Progressive Music is a business with a mission to enrich the quality of life serving as a cultural and community center for all who make music for a living or personal enjoyment, regardless of age of ability. Progressive Music is the link between the public and suppliers of quality musical merchandise. The Progressive Music staff are professionals whose expertise assist, guide, and motivate people in the selection of music industry products as well present music education to the public through lessons, seminars and advocacy. Progressive Music is committed to their products with an experienced and knowledgeable service center. To learn more, visit www.progressivemusiccompany.com or visit Progressive Music on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.