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New Providence School District is recognized for music education efforts

by The Independent Press

The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.

In its 14th year, Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) celebrates school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.

The survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instructional time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service of Lawrence, Kansas, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.

“This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts, and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education,” said David Miceli, superintendent of schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”

The designation is an important part of the NAMM Foundation’s efforts to advocate for school-based music education. Numerous studies have demonstrated that learning to play music can boost other academic and social skills, such as math and learning to cooperate in a group. The NAMM-funded Cost of Music Education study found that a comprehensive K-12 music education program cost an average of $187 per student per year in the sample district.

For more information on the district’s music education program, visit the website at and click on the Best Community for Music Education link on the district homepage


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