“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.” - Jewel 

Make your voice heard, you are more powerful than you realize! Who better to speak about the importance of the arts in schools and communities than young musicians?

This spring you will be able to download the Advocacy 101 PDF Library which includes information about:

  • Where decisions are made about funding and support for music and the arts
  • Characteristics of an effective message and the different ways to deliver it
  • Sample letters
  • Resources to learn more about arts advocacy

Why are the arts important? Arm yourself with the latest stats and figures, and explore ways to take action here …

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Organization: Do Something

This is a comprehensive site for all things related to youth advocacy. Check out the following areas:

Explore their list of "Action Guides" and find the project that's right for you. You can search by cause, location and duration

Stay current with the latest news in social activism and go through their online "Action Training"

Go here to read a short "Background on Arts in Education

Organization: VH1 Save the Music Foundation

VH1 Save the Music FoundationTell your parents to check out this site to support and restore instrumental music programs in schools across the country. They have a great parent and teacher advocacy kit.

 Organization: MENC

MENC LogoThe National Association for Music Education is one of the largest music education organizations in the world. Go to their "3 Ways to Change Music Education" page and sign the petition for equal access to Music Education. Music Advocacy made easy! Get your friends to sign the petition by posting a link on your Facebook page.

 Organization: SupportMusic

Support MusicGo here to take action immediately! This site combines the efforts of NAMM and MENC to bring you the most effective tools for Music Advocacy. Click on "Action Alerts" and tell your members of Congress to support for the Arts!