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MISD Recognized for Music Education Program

For a second consecutive year, Mansfield ISD received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The honor is given to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students.

“As educators, we believe in the importance of music education and know the positive impact it can have on a young person’s life,” said MISD Director of Fine Arts Dr. Darwert Johnson. “Our teachers spend countless hours, before and after school, working with students to improve their skills and to provide them with the strategies to reach their full potential. Our students’ dedication to excellence results in award-winning music programs.”

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, districts answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses are then verified and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“Music education, as part of a well-rounded education, has never been more important to unleash students’ creativity and supports emotional health and well-being as they build connections through music activities,” shares Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation.

MISD is one of 830 school districts across the country to receive the Best in Music Education designation. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, visit www.nammfoundation.org.

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