Western Pennsylvania Best Communities for Music Education

This week, 583 school districts and 135 schools across the nation are being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for their outstanding music education programs. In cooperation with researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, and based on survey results, The NAMM Foundation each year selects school districts to be recognized as being among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), while individual schools with excellent music education receive the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA).

2018 Western Pennsylvania Best Communities for Music Education School Districts

  • Armstrong School District
  • Avonworth School District
  • Blackhawk School District
  • Burrell School District
  • Central Valley School District
  • Clairton City School District
  • East Allegheny School District
  • Fox Chapel Area School District
  • Freeport Area School District
  • McKeesport Area School District
  • Moon Area School District
  • Mt. Lebanon School District
  • North Allegheny School District
  • North Hills School District
  • Quaker Valley School District
  • Shaler Area School District
  • Upper St. Clair School District
  • West Allegheny School District

SupportMusic Merit Award

  • Propel East

Now in its 19th year, the awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. These districts and schools set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education.