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North Allegheny, North Hills receive ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ award

Tony LaRussa

The North Allegheny School District has been honored for the 13th consecutive time with a Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

The North Hills School District is receiving the honor for the fifth consecutive year.

Only 623 school districts in the United States were recognized with the award, which is give to districts that demonstrate significant achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify, staff had to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.

Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious recognition from a national organization that supports music education for all ages and abilities,” said North Allegheny Superintendent Robert Scherrer.

“The teachers and staff members in our music department provide students with countless opportunities and devote a tremendous amount of effort to making North Allegheny’s music curriculum one of the best in the nation. We are extremely proud of the success of our students,” the superintendent said.

North Hills Superintendent Patrick Mannarino said it is an honor for the district’s music programs to be selected for the award.

“This recognition is a testament to the incredible educators and talented students who instruct and learn in North Hills School District’s valued music education program,” he said.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by The National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world.

Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, see:

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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