The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education

Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM)... and Music In Our Schools Month means advocacy! 


Music programs nationwide are in danger. State and local legislators are attempting to make up for funding shortfalls in this difficult economy by cutting education budgets, which can place school music at risk. Advocacy takes place on many fronts, and advocates for music education need to learn to speak to different audiences, each of whom has a key contribution to make. Now’s the time to get involved and do your part to ensure that America’s students have access to a comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators! Visit the NAfME website for more information!

What is Music in Our School's Month (MIOSM)?

Music in Our Schools Month or MIOSM is NAfME's annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high-quality music education programs in schools.

Music in Our Schools Month began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.

How can I get involved in Music in Our Schools Month?
Music teachers celebrate MIOSM in many ways by offering special performances, lessons, sing-alongs and activities to bring their music programs to the attention of administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.

NAfME provides many special resources for teachers and schools to use in their concerts, lessons and advicacy events that highlight the importance of school music. 

See how other schools are celebrating Music in Our Schools Month!

(Information from

ILMEA's Music in our Schools Month Contact:

Sarah Bush Randolph

Kelvin-Milne Grove Schools, Lockport School District # 91

1300 Kenmore Avenue

Joliet, IL 60435-3960 

(815) 838-0737 x 140 or


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