Be proactive, not reactive!

Document Type


Department or Administrative Unit


Publication Date

Spring 2014


“You Can’t do This Job by Yourself” is an important thought when it comes to proactive advocacy for our profession. The National Association for Music Education is your partner when it comes to developing and providing the tools you need to launch an advocacy support group, known as a music coalition. NAfME and the Advocacy Policy Roundtable work together to make sure that music remains part of basic education at the federal level. They also work to make sure that there is ongoing research on the value of a music education. I would like to share a couple of thoughts about what needs to be an important part of what we all do—advocating on behalf of music education.


This article was originally published in Oregon Music Educator. It was subsequently republished in Bluegrass Music News. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

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