For the third straight year, the Edmonds School District has been recognized as one the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the NAMM Foundation.
“This honor reflects not only the excellence of our musical groups and instruction, but also the great district and community support that we have,” said Scott Barnes, Director of Visual and Performing Arts.
Here are two examples that describe why the district was honored:
– Sophomore Cole Holland is one of only 10 local teenage composers who will have his music premiered by Seattle Symphony musicians tomorrow, May 10 at 8 p.m., as the culmination of the 2011 Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop. The event is free. Cole attends Edmonds-Woodway and Edmonds Heights K-12.
– Meadowdale High School’s Impressions were honored with an Outstanding High School Performance Award in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble category in the 2011 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards.
Edmonds is one of only two Washington state districts and 167 nationally to be recognized this year by NAMM. Congratulations to all our music educators!