Mohonasen Central School District has been named among the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.
The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the district answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
“The music department is thrilled that the district has received this designation,” said Mohonasen Performing Arts Facilitator Kimberly Kondenar. “The recognition celebrates not only the great work that Mohonasen teachers and students are doing, but the fact that we offer courses at many levels and at high levels.”
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.