KEEP MUSIC ALIVE: Music Education Resources

Americans for the Arts: The mission of Americans for the Arts is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Association of Music Educators - AMUSE
: Formerly known as the Victorian Schools' Music Association (VSMA), this organization is open to all music educators and those interested in music education. aMuse organizes professional development programs for primary, secondary and instrumental music teachers, produces student performance activities including master classes and festivals, and can provide independent advice on curriculum matters.

Association for Popular Music Education: The mission of the Association for Popular Music Education (APME) is to promote and advance popular music at all levels of education both in the classroom and beyond. APME was created to advocate for popular music education and its advancement as a discipline. It provides educational opportunities for teachers and students, honors the rich history of popular music, and develops innovative ways to create, perform, and teach it.

Education Through Music: Education Through Music was founded to promote the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students' academic performance and general development. At ETM, we believe that every child deserves a well-rounded education: one that includes music. Unfortunately, many schools, especially those serving children in low-income communities, provide no music instruction or rely solely on short-term programs that do not serve every student. ETM created a comprehensive program that incorporates music into the education of every child, including those with special needs.

International Society for Music Education
: ISME is a worldwide organization that seeks to celebrate the diverse ways that people engage with, and develop in and through, music. Founded in 1953, ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of professionals who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. provides the tools and guidance needed to empower smart decisions and choices about majoring in music and establishing a viable career in the arts. The site also offers a quick and concise way for students, teachers, parents/guardians, counselors and other influential mentors to access key information about a host of music schools, summer music programs, music scholarships, and relevant music resources.

Music Unites: Music Unites partners with music stars, celebrity ambassadors and music sponsors to promote music projects and events at local schools - helping to educate kids through the power music. We empowers children through the generous donations from individuals, foundation partners, organization events and music education projects. Special charity partners have supported the Music Unites Foundation while guiding youth towards planning achievable goals for the future. Our workshops have including many music industry ambassadors including Swizz Beats, John Forte, Sting, Gary Clark Jr. and more.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: By supporting arts education, State Arts Agencies help to foster young imaginations and facilitate children's success in school. Arts education also provides the critical thinking, communications and creativity skills essential to 21st century success.

National Association of Music Parents: The National Association of Music Parents (AMP) is dedicated to building a grassroots national movement that brings together all stakeholders of music education to defend the interests of our students. Our goal is to ensure that music and the arts remain an integral discipline within the core education system in America.

National Association for Music Education: National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

NAMM: NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), refers to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows. NAMM is a non-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Their website and annual trade shows in Nashville/TN and Anaheim/CA offer a wealth of music education resources that help to strengthen the music community.

National Band Association: The National Band Association (NBA) is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. We are open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works.

VH-1 Save the Music: Founded in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating systemic change in the American public school system by restoring instrumental music programs and by raising public awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since it's beginnings, the organization has provided $48 million in new musical instruments to 1,800 public schools in more than 100 cities around the United States.