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October 2, 2017

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

  Ramon Rivera’s music program at Wenatchee High School is a Give a Note Foundation grant recipient. Ramon Rivera was named a 2017 CMA Music Teacher of Excellence by the CMA Foundation this past spring.   Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C., with a small-town mariachi music ensemble is a dream come true to […]

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September 25, 2017

The State of Music Education in United States Public Schools, 2017

Thanks to a generous grant from the Country Music Association Foundation, Give a Note announces new research on music education in U.S. public schools. Last school year, Give a Note Foundation, with support from the Country Music Association Foundation, sought to understand music education in our nation’s public schools. The Foundation interviewed music educators and […]

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September 4, 2017

Music Matters: Bringing the Cause to the National Stage

Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng Speaks Up for Music Education When you were five years old, did you know what you wanted to do when you grew up? Most children do not, although they are exposed to people and experiences along the way who help develop who and what they will become as adults. That […]

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August 28, 2017

If You Give a Kid a Drum Set . . .

The Power of Music in Students’ Lives Early in my teaching career, I was a band director in a public high school on the “less economically advantaged” side of a major Midwestern city. It was here, among some students from middle socioeconomic status (SES) homes and some students from lower SES backgrounds who called the […]

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February 27, 2017

Music In Our Schools Tour Spotlight: University of Central Missouri

This past fall, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) chapter at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) partnered with Give a Note Foundation to support music education in underserved regions across the nation as part of the “Music Ed Matters” Chapter Challenge. This spring, Give a Note Foundation’s Music In Our Schools Tour will be visiting […]

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February 16, 2017

Arthur Murray Dance Centers—Boston Donates $2,200 to Give a Note Foundation 

In January, the Boston area Arthur Murray Dance Centers hosted their annual Teach-a-Thon, a dance marathon to raise money for selected charities. For the second year, Give a Note was one of the chosen foundations to benefit from the event. Decked out in their favorite dancing attire, participants young and old came together and raised $2,200 for […]

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January 6, 2017

NAfME Chapter Members Raise Funds for Music Education

On October 1, 2016, Give a Note Foundation launched the Music Ed Matters initiative to provide fundraising opportunities for any and all who believe and share in our mission to nurture, grow, and strengthen music education opportunities for all. Give a Note Foundation enlisted the help of National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Tri-M® and Collegiate chapters. […]

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December 1, 2016

#NAfME2016 Shines a Light on Music Education!

Each year, the Give a Note Foundation is challenged to come up with innovative ways to raise funds to further its mission. At National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2016 National Music Education In-Service Conference, Give A Note debuted its newest initiative to SHINE A LIGHT ON MUSIC EDUCATION by way of flashy LED pens. […]

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