All 14 EMCSD schools feature a robust music education program taught by teachers with an extensive background in music. Talented and dedicated music teachers are a major part of EMCSD’s quality music education. Several are professional musicians who have been featured on PBS, perform in local symphonies, played in Carnegie Hall, and even have their own albums.
Support for the music program stretches beyond administrators and finances, families are a major component to student success. “One of the reasons I've been teaching here for so long is the support of the community. Our families and students understand the value of the arts, and they have made it possible for us to provide a solid music education for so many years and for so many students,” said Ms. Brown, Music Teacher at Durfee School.
EMCSD Superintendent, Dr. Garcia has made it her mission to uplift music education throughout her community. “For years, we have made the conscious effort to prioritize music and art education in order to give our students the best academic experience possible. Research shows that two years of music education is enough to show substantial improvement in speech and reading skills in students. Receiving a second straight Best Communities for Music Education award validates our commitment to the arts, and inspires us to continue building upon this success.”
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