Music Advocacy

Learn About Music Education Advocacy

The Arts should be considered an essential part of every child’s comprehensive K-12 education. Scientific research has shown that, in addition to social and mental health benefits, music education enhances cognitive development and provides students with a competitive advantage for success in school, work, and life. The DSO strongly believes in the benefits of a music education and advocates for high quality music programs through partnerships with area schools and local music stores, as well as through involvement in a wide variety of community events.

Through our youth educational and community engagement programs, the DSO strives to enrich our community and bring the real-life experience of symphonic music to new audiences. You can learn more about our youth resources here.

Click on the buttons below to access music advocacy resources.

Learn about what other music organizations are doing for music advocacy and how to get involved at the below links.

National Association for Music Education

League of American Orchestras

Save the Music Foundation

NAMM Foundation