The following print and video files are ready for distribution. All print-ready materials should be printable on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. In addition to being viewable from the website, some videos may also be downloaded and burned to DVDs. If you have requests for other resources that would be widely beneficial, notify us of that request.
In addition to the resources available here, we recommend visiting the NAMM Foundation's Support Music Coalition site for in-depth support materials. Combining their resources with the advocacy materials below should help you succeed in your local efforts.
Also, the Music Achievement Council, sponsored by NAMM and NASMD offers a wealth of information to support music educators with recruiting and retention, advocay, the business of being a music educator and more. Music Achievment Council's Resources for Educators
Fine Arts Participation Data: This PowerPoint presentation includes compelling research results about fine arts education, including state-level enrollment data showing how campuses with higher fine arts enrollment have higher academic ratings and graduation rates. The Notes section on the "Our ISD" slides includes a link to get to your campus data and instructions for updating those slides for your customized version of this presentation. Download this PowerPoint template and use all or just a few of the slides depending on what will be effective in your next presentation on the importance of fine arts in your school.
Advocacy Packet (Contains some of the above files in a single PDF)
Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind (November 2010 Scientific American article supporting music in the school because of its affect on the brain)
KRTU Radio Documentary (Compelling music education advocacy statements, TMEA convention insights, and performances by the 2010 TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble)
Music Is Essential (Music education is an essential part of every child's education)
2013 TMEA Convention Keynote by Karl Paulnack
2012 TMEA Convention Keynotes by Mike Huckabee and Carl St.Clair (full-length and highlights versions)
Dan Pink: A Hard-Headed Case for Arts Education (2009 TMEA convention keynote)
The Role of Creativity in 21st Century Workforce Preparation (2009 Texas Senate/House Briefing, Dan Pink, key speaker)
2010 TMEA Convention Keynotes
- Benjamin Zander: The Art of Possibility
- Tim Lautzenheiser
- Senator Florence Shapiro: Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Music for a Complete Education (30-second PSA)
World of Music (Importance of the TMEA Clinic/Convention and music education)