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We believe music education is fundamental. Do you?

If so, Stand Up 4 Music!

Stand Up 4 Music is a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education.

A Great Day for Music and Arts Education!

The Governor has signed AB 2862 and SB916 into law!   We made a difference for arts education in California!
 
Thank you to all for your diligence and hard work in this five year journey to update our VAPA Standards.  And now our Theatre and Dance colleagues will have equity with us!
 
We have come a long, long way in the past few years.  
 
Thank you to Russ Sperling for the Visionary Dream, to Mike Stone for the perseverance, and to Lynne Faulks for being our boots on the Capitol floors for the past 3 years!
 
It is time to Congratulate and Celebrate!
 
Thank you to all for your continued hard work on behalf of Music and Arts Education for all students in California.
 
Sincerely,
Scott Hedgecock
CMEA President
 
This link is to the Governor's list of bills signed on Monday, September 26, 2016:
 

Top Goals of Stand Up 4 Music

  • Grow +

    Grow a large movement of California supporters for music education
  • Create awareness +

    Create awareness among state decision-makers that music education is a priority for Californians
  • Identify legislative opportunities +

    Identify legislative opportunities that support music education and support these initiatives
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How Can You Help

Support Music Education in California. The time is now!

  • Join Us
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  • Learn how you can support Music Education in your local Community
  • Connect with others who support Music in California
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  • Donate
  • Financial Support
  • Music makes a difference.
  • Help support Stand Up 4 Music's advocacy work in California
  • CMEA is a 510(c6) Tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation and under law contributions to SU4M are not tax-deductible.
  • Advocate
  • Contact Your Reps
  • When you advocate for your music program, we all benefit
  • Be direct and to the point, your opinion counts and they want to hear from you.
  • Let us know your successes and spread the word.
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead.

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Stand Up 4 Music grew out of a need to strengthen music education in California. The leaders in The California Arts Project, TCAP, and California Association of Music Education, CMEA, convened an historic meeting of the many California professional music education organizations to surface common concerns around the equity and access of music education for all students within California. Out of this summit grew the idea to gather the many supporters of music education into a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education. Stand Up 4 Music provides a collective voice for the many who believe that music education is an essential and powerful learning experience.

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  • Grow a large movement of California supporters for music education
  • Create awareness among state decision-makers that music education is a priority for Californians
  • Identify legislative opportunities that support music education and support these initiatives
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Sponsored By Stand Up 4 Music Movement and website are sponsored by the California Association of Music Educators (CMEA) and The California Arts Project (TCAP). Click here to see other organizations that support Stand Up 4 Music!

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Be Informed. Research over the last two decades has demonstrated that students enrolled in music:

  • Have a strong correlation to higher GPA’s
  • Test higher on SAT/ACT college entrance exams
  • Have a lower dropout rate Are more engaged in school Have a deeper aesthetic/cultural understanding of their world
  • Are more creative and innovative Develop leadership/teamwork skills
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Support Stand Up 4 Music!

  • David Betancourt

    It is exciting to see Stand Up 4 Music take the leadership role in uniting the music education organizations in our state. Advocacy for the education of our students through music is strengthened by our collaborative efforts. The Music Association of California Community Colleges is a proud partner in this endeavor.
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