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FCASD Again Named Among Best Communities for Music Education

The Fox Chapel Area School District has been named among the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education. This is the 10th year in a row that the district received this prestigious designation. Fox Chapel Area is one of 109 in the state of Pennsylvania and one of 686 school districts in the nation chosen for this honor that recognizes outstanding commitment to music education. 

The districts were selected through a program sponsored by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, which recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education and who help ensure access to music for all students. Designations are made to districts and schools with innovative and resourceful music education programs in the United States and the communities that support them. 

To qualify for the Best Communities for Music Education designation, Fox Chapel Area music teachers responded to a detailed survey with questions pertaining to funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music program and community music-making programs. 

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit that advances music-making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.