The Coalition on Coalitions (CoCs) supports NAMM members and their networks working on state-level music and arts education advocacy efforts. The California network provides tactics, resources and best practices to move and improve state-level policies, funding and advocacy for music and arts education.
NAMM Member Contacts
Yamaha Corp of America
Blog "Music Education Advocacy 2019: There's Cause for Optimism"
- State Music & Arts Organizations
Americans for The Arts, Arts Services Directory for California
Create CA, the California Department of Education
- Resources for NAMM Members
Coalition on Coalitions Dashboard, The CoC dashboard on NAMM.org, serves as a nexus of information regarding specific state-focused music education advocacy efforts. The dashboard features a thumbnail summary of action alerts, status updates, NAMM Member contacts, and state-specific resources for active state coalitions in various stages of network.
Advocacy and Issue Training, Live and recorded webinars are available to connect, assist and advise NAMM members about current opportunities and ongoing state-specific efforts.
State Advocacy Opportunities, Regularly updated information regarding needed state-advocacy action. As an example: State education associations are holding “listening tours” across the U.S. in town hall-style meetings and/or they are accepting input by email or via web-based surveys. Action is needed now to ensure that every student in your state benefits from new opportunities in music education.
Arts Education Data Project: All students in California deserve the opportunity to enroll in high-quality arts education curriculum that will provide them with the important skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. But up until now, we lacked the tools to show us where (and how) arts education is offered across the state. That’s why Create CA, the California Department of Education and the Arts Education Data Project, have joined together to provide a new suite of tools to help increase participation and ensure student success in arts education.
Coalition on Coalitions at NAMM Shows
Coalition on Coalitions Forum at The 2019 NAMM Show. The forum featured a FY19 Title IV Update from NAfME’s Lynn Tuttle. She presented a step-by-step guide to accessing downloadable information for NAMM member states, including: advocacy leader contacts, state legislative calendars, state budget deadlines, state board of education contacts, ESSA implementation details, contacts, timelines and more. Listen to audio from the meeting.
Coalition on Coalitions Forum at The 2018 NAMM Show, This meeting was held on Friday, January 26 and provided an overview of current policy opportunities and updates on state activity featuring updates from NAMM Member state coalition leaders. Read about the event: NAMM Members Learn How To Promote the Inclusion of Arts Education in all Schools.
Coalition on Coalitions at 2017 Summer NAMM, This meeting was held on Friday, July 14 and featured a panel discussion, national updates, and state team reports. Listen to audio files here:
- Chapter 1: Introduction by Mary Luehrsen
- Chapter 2: Advocacy in Action by Jeff Poulin
- Chapter 3: Policy Update by Michael Blakeslee
- Chapter 4: State Coalition Reports and Determinations
State Coalition Bootcamp at The 2017 NAMM Show, This half-day workshop was held on Tuesday January 17 and provided state coalition teams with hands-on advocacy training. Listen to audio files here:
State Level Advocacy: What’s Happening and What’s Next. Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts. Audio recording.
- ESSA Update. Lynn Tuttle, NAfME. Audio Recording. Audio Recording.
- Advocacy at the Grassroots. Laurie Schell, Music Makes Us Nashville. Audio Recording.
Coalition on Coalitions Forum at The 2017 NAMM Show, This meeting was held on Friday, January 20 and provided an overview of current policy opportunities and updates on state activity featuring updates from NAMM Member state coalition leaders. Listen to audio files here:
- AFTA Resources and How to Advance Arts-friendly Policies in Education. Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts. Audio Recording.
- Federal Education Policy and ESSA. Lynn Tuttle, NAfME. Audio Recording.
- Policy Work at the Local Level. Laurie Schell, Music Makes Us Nashville. Audio Recording.
- Arts Education Partnership: Tools and Resources . Jane Best, Arts Education Partnership. Audio Recording.