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Clarkstown, Nanuet Honored For Music Education

Schools throughout the Hudson Valley were honored for their music programs.
Schools throughout the Hudson Valley were honored for their music programs. Photo Credit: Contributed

The schools in the Lower Hudson Valley know how to make beautiful music.

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation honored school districts for their outstanding music education programs.

The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education, NAMM said.

“Studying music has intrinsic benefits and, on its own, is core to learning. Also, the links between student success and music education have now been demonstrated by brain researchers in multiple studies,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. “The schools and districts our foundation recognizes are building on that connection between music and academics. These schools and districts are models for other educators who see music as a key ingredient in a well-rounded curriculum that makes music available to all children, regardless of zip code.”

The school districts honored are:

Arlington Central School District

Bedford Central School District

Carmel Central School District

Clarkstown Central School District

Dover Union Free School District

Edgemont School District

Hendrick Hudson School District

Hyde Park Central School District

Nanuet Union Free School District

Ossining Union Free School District

Putnam Valley Central School District

Red Hook Central School District

Scarsdale Unified School District

Somers Central School District

South Orangetown Central School District

Spackenkill Union Free School District

Wappingers Central School District

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