District Named One of Best Communities for Music Education!
The Fox Chapel Area School District has been named among the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education. This is the seventh year in a row that the district received this prestigious designation! Fox Chapel Area is one of only 82 in the state of Pennsylvania and one of 583 school districts in the nation chosen for this honor that recognizes outstanding commitment to music education. The districts were selected through a program sponsored by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation which acknowledges and celebrates schools and districts across the United States for demonstrating outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities for Music education designation, Fox Chapel Area answered questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music.
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.