Music In Our Schools Month


Music in Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) is NAfME’s annual celebration taking place in March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

MIOSM® began as a single statewide advocacy day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a monthlong, nationwide celebration of school music in 1985.


How can I get involved in Music In Our Schools Month®?

Music teachers celebrate MIOSM® by offering special performances, lessons, sing-alongs, and other activities. For many, it’s a way to get their programs noticed by administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.

NAfME provides many special resources for teachers and schools to use in their concerts, lessons, and advocacy events that highlight the importance of school music.

Enjoy this activity calendar for March 2023! Download and share the "Music in Our Schools" month presentation with music educators, students, and friends.

Have students vote on their favorite composers with the Music March Madness Bracket