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Ask your congressperson to support Title IV Part A Funding for Music Education!

Learn more about this coalition and stay tuned for the campaign.


Thank you to MMEA Membership and our community for advocating for music in our schools!

Over 125 letters were sent to Governor Hogan's office in support of this declaration.


We want to thank Governor Hogan for being a constant supporter of the arts!


From the Proclamation:

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Governor Hogan, do hereby proclaim March 2022, as 'Music In Our Schools Month' in Maryland

and encourage all citizens to celebrate and acknowledge everyday but especially in March

that Music Education is an essential part of every student’s well-rounded education."


Thank you for supporting music education in Maryland!

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Greetings from the Advocacy Chair!

I will be sending advocacy updates to MMEA members and all music educators around the state of Maryland throughout the school year. If you want to call attention to an advocacy issue

in your county or at your school, please contact me.

I hope you have a safe and successful start to the 2021-2022 school year!

Amy Hairston, Advocacy Chair


Previous Advocacy Newsletters

January/February 2022


November/December 2021

October 2021

September 2021


The Opportunity Is NOW


For arts education to remain central to a well-rounded education and fully funded to support the wellbeing of all students and the entire school community, we must protect arts educators’ jobs and maintain K-12 arts programs. Towards that goal, the Arts ARE Education campaign asks that advocates:

  • Write state legislators asking to support full funding for arts education in schools in their districts and to encourage schools to support the use of ESSER funds for arts educators and programs.

Advocacy in the Time of COVID


Advocacy in the COVID-19 Era: Using NAfME Resources to Engage as an Active Music Education Advocate


Co-Authored By:
Matt Barusch, NAfME State Advocacy Engagement Manager;
Brian Schneckenburger, MMEA President;
Ronald P. Frezzo, Former MMEA Advocacy Chair;
and JJ Norman, MMEA Executive Director

Arts Education is Essential

A Unified Statement From

Arts and Education Organizations


MMEA joined hundreds of fellow state and national organizations in signing the

Arts Education is Essential Unified Statement.

Please visit National Core Arts Standards

for more information.

Since every program has different goals and individual needs, the following organizations offer ideas and tools to help garner the most support and resources for your music program. These sites include regional and state agencies, federal institutions, and independent advocacy organizations.