Join a Conference Call about Arts Education with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan

Posted by John Abodeely, Aug 14, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a letter to school officials and community leaders reminding them of the important role of arts education in a student's life. This letter offers strong encouragement to education decision makers to find time and funds in the school day to offer a comprehensive, sequential and standards-based arts education. The letter can be read here.

The Secretary has also agreed to join a national conference call hosted by the NAMM Foundation and the Support Music Coalition on Tuesday, August 18th at 1 p.m. EST to discuss the importance of arts education in K-12 education. Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations will moderate a live conversation with Secretary Duncan concerning his letter about the importance of arts education in our nation’s schools.

Join the call to hear what the US Secretary of Education has to say about arts education. We encourage you to forward this invitation to your local school and community leaders and urge their participation in the call. Registration for the conference call is now available.  Use this link to register for the event now and up to 15 minutes prior to its start.

Congratulations and thanks go to Support Music and the NAMM Foundation for this wonderful accomplishment.

2 responses for Join a Conference Call about Arts Education with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan


Richard Lawson says
August 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Congratulation the Raisin Brahms spot is a HUGE success it has become one of the top internet memes in the world with over one hundred parodiess and the actor that plays Brahams has become an internet superstar and an icon as Brahms. I have literally heard and seen his performance as Brahms in the PSA everywhere online, in fan films of the PSA, his face lifted into famous movies, in screen savers, in the supermarket, people love the guy as Brahms. You got the word out on your cause with that one spot. All my friends and associate are talking about it.

The PSA is big and a the actor in it is a fixture to bring arts awareness and music education its contribution from that one silly spot has been incalculable in dollars and exposure. Well done with Raisin Brahms he is amazing in that PSA.

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John Abodeely says
August 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Thanks, Richard!

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