DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE: Making the Case for Your School Choir:
An Advocacy Guide
ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND RESOURCES Making the Case is just one tool in your
toolkit. We’ve developed several additional tools that you can download separately:
Choral Singing and Student Achievement , a one-page, data-driven
summary handout that focuses on the benefits of singing in choir for students
Comparative Advantages of Choruses , a ready-made case statement
Choir Partnerships Between Schools and Independent Youth Choirs ,
examples of creative and mutually beneficial resource-sharing partnerships
Arts Education and Student Achievement: Quotes from Influential
Leaders , a collection of inspiring quotes about the value of arts education from
Making the Case for Your Child’s School Choir: A Parent’s Advocacy
Guide , a brief, tailored version of the case for parents to use in advocating on
your choir’s behalf
Making the Case for Your Choir: A PowerPoint Presentation , ready for
you to customize with pictures of your own choir and quotes from your own students,
before presenting to the school board, PTA, or your advocacy network
You may also download these two worksheets included in Making the Case separately so
that you can put them to use:
Build Your Network worksheet
Action Plan Matrix
One of the most important resources from Making the Case is the Linked and
Annotated Bibliography. Not only does it include complete citations for a wealth
of resources related to arts education, research, and case-making materials, but
we’ve also provided the actual PDF versions of every study cited in Making the Case
to save you time and effort. We expect the regional resource section to grow, so be
sure to submit studies or research you may already use, and check back often to take
advantage of this convenient reference library.
PUBLICITY MATERIALS – help us spread the word!
Ann Meier Baker’s editorial published in the March Choral Journal
“Stand Up for Your School Choir Now” postcard
"Music Makes a Difference" Grant Program
Nashville Singers started a new program in 2011 to help support music education in our
schools and the community. The Music Makes a Difference grant program is designed to
provide financial assistance to school music programs serving “at risk” youth.
What's new this year?
Increased access to funding
Last year, this grant funding was limited to Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) in
Davidson County. In 2012, this grant funding will be available to any school or independent
music program in Middle Tennessee.
Last year we were able to fund one $500 grant. Due to our success in 2011, in 2012 we will
be offering two $500 grants.
How do I apply?
Click here to download the
2012 Grant Application
Completed Applications Must Be Received by April 15, 2012
Educator of the Future College Scholarship Program
Nashville Singers is pleased to launch our Educator of the Future college scholarship program. This program provides a deserving student with a scholarship to help them realize their dream of earning a college degree in music education.
How Do I Apply?
Click here to download the 2012 Scholarship Application
Completed Applications Must Be Received by April 30, 2012