Loudoun Recognized Nationally for Music Education


Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has again been named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  

It is the 15th consecutive year that LCPS has been recognized with this honor. Only 19 school districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia were recipients of this award in 2022.  

Now in its 23rd  year, the awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. This year’s awards program was designed to celebrate schools and districts adapting, innovating and persevering in the face of change.

“The 2022 Best Communities for Music Education is an opportunity to celebrate music programs and honors the resilience and dedication to keeping music as part of a well-rounded education as we all adapt to a new educational landscape,” says Christopher Johnson of the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.  “If there was one common theme to be taken from all submissions, it’s that schools and districts found ways to sustain music education and student engagement in even the most challenging of circumstances.”

Michael Pierson is the Fine Arts Supervisor. Elaine Stanford is the Music Specialist.

Published May 18, 2022