The St. Vrain Valley School District recently received the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the NAMM Foundation for its commitment to music education.
St. Vrain Valley is one of three school districts in Colorado to achieve this national recognition, with 686 school districts across the United States receiving the award. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate “outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.”
“We are proud that in St. Vrain, every student has access to a high-quality music education that furthers their development into passionate, well-rounded members of our community,” district fine arts coordinator Janay Bird said in a written statement.
To qualify for the designation, St. Vrain Valley answered questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants.