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HCPSS Recognized as a 2018 Best Community for Music Education

April 19th, 2018

The Howard County Public School System has been recognized as one of the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Districts by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

HCPSS is one of four Maryland districts and one of 583 school districts across the United States being recognized by the NAMM Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education. This is the third year in a row HCPSS has received the award.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, school districts must meet high standards for music education including graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music making programs.

The NAMM Foundation advances active participation in music making by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information and a list of winners, visit