The beat goes on: For 23rd straight year, HCPS among nation’s best places for music education
Henrico, Va., April 19, 2022 — For the 23rd straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music Education” in 1999.
“Music education helps our young people to know that there are no limits to what they can learn or who they can become. The study of music encourages creativity, communication, critical assessment and commitment while cultivating the human spirit and creative mind,” said Chris Moseley, the school division’s music education specialist.
“This kind of sustained excellence only happens with broad support. It is because of our music teachers, administration, School Board and community that HCPS students enjoy one of the nation’s best music education programs.”
Studies have shown an association between exposure to the arts and academic and civic engagement.
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation is funded by music trade association activities and donations. The foundation works to promote music education as an important part of the core educational curriculum.
To find out more about the “Best Communities for Music Education” program, go to https://www.nammfoundation.org/what-we-do/best-communities-music-education.