17 Apr CCSD named Best Communities for Music Education

For the 23rd consecutive year the Clark County School District (CCSD) has been named as a “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

“CCSD music education programs continue to deliver state of the art instruction to our capable and deserving students,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “The performing arts are an important part of motivating students in our schools, and I am proud that CCSD is again being recognized as a national leader in music education.”

Now in its 23rd year, 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.

“CCSD is one of a few districts across the country that have earned the prestigious distinction every year it has existed,” said CCSD Director of Humanities Shannon La Neve. “The District provides superior instruction thanks to the invaluable support of the Board of School Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara, teachers, support professionals and administrators in our music education program.”

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM are often models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, CCSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. CCSD joins 738 other districts across the country in receiving this prestigious award in 2022.

CCSD will continue to be a supporter of arts based educational programs for students in southern Nevada. For more information about NAMM visit here.