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CV Recognized as a Best Community for Music Education

The Conestoga Valley School District has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as a 2022 Best Community for Music Education, a designation from the NAMM Foundation for outstanding commitment to music education.

Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“The music staff is honored to receive designation from NAMM as one of the Best Communities for Music Education,” said Liz Carney, a music teacher at CVHS and the choral director. “We are able to receive this recognition because of community and administrative support of our program and enthusiastic music involvement from our K-12 students. Our musicians have access to the Orff Instrumentarium and ukuleles in the elementary classrooms. In addition to string, band, and choral ensembles, students can also compose, arrange, and perform with guitars and music production software in our high school audio production workspace.”

CV’s music department staff designs curriculum and instruction that is aligned with the unique and changing needs of its students. CV’s music educators have extensive training in Orff, Kodaly, First Steps, Conversational Solfege, Soundtrap, Noteflight,  TI:ME, and VoiceNetwork.

In addition, grants from the Conestoga Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) have given students and staff unique opportunities not otherwise available in the district’s regular budget, including the aforementioned audio production lab and ukuleles.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, CVSD provided information regarding funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.