ASTA Advocacy Information





 View letter to House and Senate Education Committees supporting Introduction of “21st Century Readiness Act.”

ASTA teams with other music associations and responds to Secretary Duncan's open letter to educators. Click here to view letter.

Students, teachers, and parents rally to support music education in Fairfax County, Virginia. Please click here to view local newscast. 


Check out this link to SUPPORT MUSIC, sponsored by the NAMM Foundation and MENC, for tools and resources to advance community support for music education. ASTA is working with NAMM and MENC as well as other music education organizations through a new collaboration – The Music Education Policy Roundtable – to coordinate our national efforts in support of music education.

This is a recent piece by Save the Music that offers suggestions teachers can use to build support for their local programs: "25 things teachers can do today to help arts education in their schools, courtesy of VH1SavetheMusic."

Music Education Coalition SupportMusic is a step-by-step guide to education advocacy and includes mechanisms to help you track your progress.
 
Americans for the Arts Arts Education Partnership Clean and clearly organized source of music education research and reports—and more helpful links! Clean and clearly organized source of music education research and reports—and more helpful links!

Education Commission of the States

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Arts and Learning Resources for State Leaders

Advocacy Resource Center Follow this link to our newest Advocacy creation.  Here you will find useful documents and a powerful PowerPoint presentation SOS: SUPPORT OUR STRINGS all available for download.