For more than 30 years, March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.
All North Carolina music educators are encouraged to participate in Music In Our Schools Month by submitting videos, audio and/or images that represent the 2022 NCMEA focus of “Togetherness in Music”. You may submit audio or video excerpts (no longer than 2 minutes) of students creating music together or images of student collaboration. The deadline for submitting is March 21.
Submissions for 2022 are now closed.
It is the responsibility of the music teacher to ensure that all students featured in these submitted videos or images have a completed consent form stored at the school prior to submitting the video for publishing. Videos and video clips will be evaluated for quality and creativity. Selected submissions may be posted on the NCMEA website, NAfME website, various social media sites, and shown at the 2022 NCMEA conference.
You are encouraged to check out the resources available on NAfME’s 2021–2022 Music In Our Schools Month® page. They have ideas that can help you focus your lessons for March, but you are certainly not limited to these ideas.
Please be in touch if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to a great month ahead!