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Hudson Valley School Districts 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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