Music In Our Schools Month

Signing of the 2019 Kansas MIOSM Proclamation: (l-r) Emily Ahern, KMEA MIOSM Advisor Patricia Ahern, Kansas Governor Kelly, KMEA Advocacy Chair Kelly Knedler and Michael Ahern
What is Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM)?

Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.

How can I get involved in Music In Our Schools Month®?

Music teachers celebrate MIOSM in many ways by offering special performances, lessons, sing-alongs and activities to bring their music programs to the attention of administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.

NAfME provides many special resources for teachers and schools to use in their concerts, lessons, and advocacy events that highlight the importance of school music.