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  • Utah MEA Rally to Support Music Education
    by Ashley H Pollock, SUU
    Published - 02/15/17 - 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    SALT LAKE CITY - In recent months, Canyons District parents, students, and arts educators have shown that when voices combine in support of arts education, they can make a difference for all. New mandates for sixth and eighth graders in the state have left school districts scrambling to maintain strong arts programs, while making hard decisions that leave students with fewer and fewer choices regarding their own education. Limiting student choice limits music education programs.

    Music and arts advocates, like those in the Canyons District, can unite in letting our legislatures know that we believe in a well-rounded education that supports the student’s choice of participating in music education classes.

    Music on the Hill is an invitation for all music and arts advocates around the state to show their support of music education in our public schools! Join students, educators, parents, and local advocates in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on February 15th, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

    The Utah State University Choir, Lone Peak High School Jazz Band, Bingham High School Marching Band, and the Rocky Mountain Middle School Combined Choirs will provide riveting performances, while our speakers, Senator Jim Dabakis, Craig Jessop (USU Dean of Fine Arts), Raymond Tymas-Jones (UofU Dean of Fine Arts), and Tami Pyfer (Education Advisor to Govoner Herbert) help us join forces in our love of Music Education.

    Join us for a fantastic day of Music on the Hill!

    “Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them; a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”

    Gerald Ford
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