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VSCHSD a Best Community for Music Education

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The Valley Stream Central High School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 21st 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.

This award recognizes that VSCHSD is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which recommends music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children. 

Studies and reports have indicated that learning to play music can boost academic and social skill development. The NAMM Foundation cites research that links music education with reading, math processing and cooperation in group settings. 

The district offers a wide variety of experiences for students in grades 7-12. Band, orchestra, and chorus opportunities exist at every grade level, and extra-curricular groups in jazz, wind ensemble, brass choir, men's and women's choir and gospel choir further enrich the music program. Students also explore and hone their fine and performing arts talents through courses in movement and dance, musical theater and acting, as well as AP classes.  

“This is proof of the strength the greater Valley Stream Community’s commitment to arts education, specifically music education,” said District Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Adam Erdos. “It is a validation of the incredible work that all of the Fine & Performing Arts faculty do every day with the amazing student in the Valley Stream CHSD.”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020