Advocate for Music!A Guide to User-Friendly Strategies By Lynn M BrinckmeyerPaperback book
In Advocate for Music!: A Guide to User-Friendly Strategies, Lynn M. Brinckmeyer, respected educator and past president for the National Association for Music Education, provides a manual for music teachers motivated to advocate but lacking the experience, resources, or time to acquire the skills to do so effectively. It also provides models of letters, webinars, research findings, printed documents, websites, and contact information useful for communicating with local, state, and national decision makers.
This invaluable resource for music advocacy focuses on six key questions:
What is advocacy?
Why focus on it?
Who should do it?
How does one do it?
Where should we advocate?
When should we advocate?
This guidebook is a valuable resource not just for upcoming and current music educators, but also for parents, community members, administrators, and all those involved with arts or education associations.
Table of Contents:
PrefaceChapter 1 - What is Music Advocacy?Chapter 2 - Why We Need to Advocate for MusicChapter 3 - Who Can Help and Where Can We Advocate for Music?Chapter 4 - How Do We Advocate for Music?Chapter 5 - When Should We Advocate for Music?AppendicesAppendix A - Advocacy Flyer, ParentsAppendix B - Advocacy Inserts for ProgramsAppendix C - Archived Webinars to Assist with AdvocacyAppendix D - Letter to Your PrincipalAppendix E - Advocacy Concert SpeechAppendix F - Grab and Go Advocacy: Flyer for Crisis ManagementAppendix G - Advocacy Flyer, Elementary School PrincipalsAppendix H - Advocacy Flyer, Secondary School PrincipalsAppendix I - Advocacy Flyer, School BoardsAppendix J - Archived Webinars and Web LinksAppendix K - Form Letter to the School Board or to Collect Signatures for an Alliance CoalitionAppendix L - Letter to the Business CommunityAppendix M - Advocacy ChecklistAppendix N - Quotes to Support Music EducationAppendix O - Archived Webinars and Web LinksAppendix P - The Non-Educator Performer in the Music Classroom (Position Statement)Appendix Q - Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of EducationAppendix R - Broad Minded: Think Beyond the BubblesAppendix S - Archived Webinars and Web LinksAppendix T - Music Education Policy Roundtable AdvocacyAppendix U - Vision 2020 Housewright DeclarationAppendix V - International Society for Music Education (ISME)Appendix W- International Society for Music Education (ISME)Appendix X - International Society for Music Education (ISME)Appendix Y - Websites for Active AdvocacyAppendix Z - Websites for NAfME Federated State AssociationsAppendix AA - Thoughts on Charter SchoolsAppendix BB - Membership of the NAfME Music EducationAppendix CC - United States Military Music EnsemblesReferencesIndex