The Best Communities for Music Education program

The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education.

It provides music educators, administrators, board members and advocates with visibility and support for their music education programs and their efforts to assure access to all students as part of the core curriculum.

As a national recognition program, it gives districts and schools tools to increase visibility and support for their music programs. Designees can receive either a Best Communities Award (BCME), for their district, or a SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), as an individual school.

To see if your community is among the 2016 BCME and SMMA winners and view the complete list of districts and schools, visit nammfoundation.org. Interested in participating in your community’s local celebration? Contact Sharon Bryant of The NAMM Foundation at sharonb@namm.org to find out how.