For the fourth time and third year in a row, Frisco ISD has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the District answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.
“This is a tremendous honor that recognizes the work that our music teachers do each and every day,” said Chris Cansler, Fine Arts Coordinator. “The rigorous selection process takes into account music education from all angles - not just what is being done in the classroom, but how it is accomplished and, more importantly, why strong support exists.
“We are thankful for our community that supports and finds value in the fine arts programs throughout Frisco ISD,” Cansler said.
The Best Communities for Music Education Award recognizes that the District is leading the way with learning opportunities and understands that music and the arts are important elements of a well-rounded education.
The Frisco ISD Fine Arts Department knows that a music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations, as well as learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel.
To learn more about the recognition and the NAMM Foundation, please visit here.