Massachusetts is rich with arts integration, supporting organizations, and opportunities for our students. As MMEA members, our direct and personal impact on the lives of music students creates a powerful collective advocacy voice in our state.

We want to represent this voice, and use your stories to advocate for statewide support for growing arts programs. Our goal is to collect stories from every district and even every school in the Commonwealth!

These stories will help guide our future initiatives and tasks, and they will be collected in a publication that can be distributed to stakeholders. We hope to inspire each other, along with parents, school administrators, district administrators, and local and state legislators.

Please take a moment and respond to our survey, here. We encourage you to focus on telling a specific story, as these send a more powerful message. We would like to collect all stories by June 30.

Please note: Each survey session expires after 60 minutes. If you have not completed and submitted your responses within an hour, you can save your work (with a password of your choice) and restart your session.

Helpful hint: You can compose your responses offline (for example, in Word), and then cut and paste your responses to avoid running into the time limit.

posted on May 1, 2017