April 6, 2021—Shaker Heights Schools has been honored once again with the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The District is one of only 686 school districts across the nation to receive the designation.
The NAMM Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Award is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates school districts and schools for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.
To be considered for the award, school district representatives must answer survey questions that are aligned with goals for equity and access to music education for all students, and also with national standards for music education. This survey seeks to support communities everywhere that are working to assure music education opportunities for all students. The 2021 survey also requested that districts share stories and experiences about teaching through COVID-19.
Congratulations and thank you to the outstanding music faculty at Shaker Heights Schools for their commitment to another year of high-quality music instruction for our students!