CMA FOUNDATION LEADS FIRST-EVER MUSIC TEACHER HILL DAY IN WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia - Mar 07, 2019
CMA Foundation and Americana Artist Christian Lopez Meet with State Senators and Delegates to Promote Music Education
On Wednesday, March 6, the CMA Foundation participated in West Virginia’s first-ever Music Teacher Hill Day. While in West Virginia, the CMA Foundation partnered with West Virginia native and Americana artist Christian Lopez to meet with Mitch Carmichael, West Virginia State Senate President District 4 and Lieutenant Governor; Marshall Wilson, West Virginia House of Delegates District 60; John Unger, West Virginia State Senate District 16; Roger Hanshaw, West Virginia House of Delegates District 33; and Patricia Rucker, West Virginia State Senate District 16 to discuss the importance of music education. During the reception, Lopez performed “Stay With You,” with his middle school band teacher in attendance, JP Lynch, who is also an executive member of West Virginia Music Educators Association.
The West Virginia Music Educators Association (WVMEA) was awarded funds though the State Music Education Association Advocacy Grant Program that the CMA Foundation and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) partnered to administer.
The visit to West Virginia comes as the CMA Foundation celebrates Music In Our Schools Month. For more than 30 years, March has officially been designated by the NAfME for observance of Music In Our Schools Month, the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.