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Arts Education Is Essential
A Unified Statement from Arts and Education Organizations

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This statement of support for arts education has been reviewed and endorsed by the signatories listed below.

Original National Endorsing Organizations

Afterschool Alliance Music for All
American Choral Directors Association Music Teachers National Association
American Composers Forum NAMM Foundation
American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Art Education Association
Americans for the Arts National Association for Music Education
American String Teachers Association National Association of Elementary School Principals
Barbershop Harmony Society National Association of Secondary School Principals
Carnegie Hall National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
Casio America, Inc. National Dance Education Organization
Chorus America National Education Association
CMA Foundation National Federation of State High School Associations
College Band Directors National Association National YoungArts Foundation
Conn-Selmer, Inc. Organization of American Kodály Educators
D’Addario Foundation Quadrant Research
Eastman Music Company QuaverEd
Education Through Music Recording Academy
Educational Theatre Association Save The Music Foundation
Give a Note Foundation State Education Agency Directors of Arts
Hal Leonard       Education
Historically Black Colleges and Universities The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
      National Band Directors’ Consortium United Sound, Inc.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Varsity Performing Arts
Jazz Education Network West Music Company
KHS America WURRLYedu 
KORG, USA Yamaha Corporation of America 
League of American Orchestras Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Little Kids Rock YOUnison
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation   

National Endorsing Organizations II​

Alfred Music National Dance Society
American Alliance for Theatre & Education National Music Council
American Bandmasters Association National Organization for Arts in Health
American Dance Therapy Association Newport Festivals Foundation
American Music Therapy Association Nuvo Instrumental, LLC
American School Band Directors Association Peripole, Inc.
Arts Schools Network Progressive Music
ASCAP Foundation Retail Print Music Dealers Association
BandLab for Education Schmitt Music
Breezin’ Thru, Inc. Soundtrap for Education 
DeMoulin Bros. & Co Strathmore
Educational Tours, Inc. Sweet Adelines International
El Sistema Sweetwater Sound
Excelcia Music Publishing Tau Beta Sigma
GIA Publications Teaching Artists Guild
GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Teaching for Artistic Behavior
Halftime Magazine Teaching With Orff
Harmony Helper Ted Brown Music
Kappa Kappa Psi The Midwest Clinic
KRUTZ, Inc. The mPowered Music Educator Academy
Lesbian and Gay Band Association The Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance
Macie Publishing Company The National Association of Professional      Band Instrument Repair Technicians
MakeMusic The Society for Online Music Education
Manhattan Concert Productions The Suzuki Association of the Americas
MFR Holdings, LLC Theatre Communications Group  
Music and the Brain  TI:ME- Technology in Music Education 
Music Together  Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation 
MusicFirst  WGI Sport of the Arts 
National Association of School Music Dealers WordStrides
National Dance Institute  

State Endorsing Organizations

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