MTNA co-sponsors Best 100 Communities for Music Education.
"The survey demonstrates that excellent music instruction is more than just a process--it's a partnership," says Gary Ingle, MTNA executive director. "Successful music programs result from the cooperative efforts of public school teachers, parents, administrators--everyone who's in a position to influence students. Having physical resources isn't a cure-all. A quality musical environment is something a community must want for its young people and work together to achieve."
Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, enrollment, student-teacher ratios, participation in music classes, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, participation in private music lessons and other factors in their communities' quality of music education. The responses were verified with district officials, and the sponsoring organizations reviewed the data.
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|Title Annotation:||National Association News; Music Teachers National Association|
|Publication:||American Music Teacher|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2004|
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