HOBOKEN, NJ — For the second year in a row, the Hoboken Public School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation, awarded to districts that demonstrate an outstanding effort to provide music access and education to all students.

“Music education is critical to the fabric of the Hoboken Public School District,” said Superintendent of Schools, Christine Johnson. “Receiving this designation validates the passion and dedication shown by our music staff and student musicians.”

In their screening for the award, the Hoboken Public School District detailed funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for music programs. Those criteria reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

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The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music-making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.

“Music education teaches life lessons and brings joy to everyone,” said Coordinator, David Stasiak. “We continue to expand our bands, choral, and orchestra programs and are seeing great success.”

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants, seeking to advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.

Research into music education demonstrates educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music.

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