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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.

2016 Stand Up 4 Music Legislative Priorities Announced

Dear CMEA Member:

The Leaders of the partnering organizations that make up the CMEA-led Stand Up 4 Music (SU4M) Coalition have determined the 2016 SU4M Legislative Priorities.

SU4M includes the following partnering organizations in 2016:

-California Music Educators Association (CMEA);

-National Association for Music Education (NAfME);

-California Band Directors Association (CBDA);

-California Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (CA ACDA);

-California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA);

-California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ);

-Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA);

-Northern California Band Directors Association (NCBDA);

-Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA);

-Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC);

-California American String Teachers Association (Cal ASTA); and,

-Northern California Band Association (NCBA).

The Coalition (http://www.standup4music.org/) follows voting protocols in order to reach consensus when taking positions on legislation.

Here are the 2016 Legislative Priorities:

Support SB 916, Allen – Creating a Dance and Theatre Single Subject Credential.  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB916

Support AB 2248, Holden – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) will be required to issue credentials qualifying teachers from out of state within 30 days. This bill will address California’s teacher shortage crisis.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2248

In addition, the Coalition voted unanimous support for ACR (Assembly Concurrent Resolution) 124, Calderon, recognizing the California Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary, and SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 112, Fuller, recognizing March 2016 as Arts Education Month.


More information on the work of the Stand Up 4 Music Coalition may be found at: http://www.standup4music.org/ .

 

Sincerely,

Michael D. Stone, President

California Music Educators Association (CMEA)

http://www.calmusiced.com/

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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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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  • 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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