NAfME’s ‘Broader Minded’ Advocacy Group Visits Capitol Hill Briefing
The music advocacy initiative Broader Minded™ from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) was a featured part of a Congressional briefing on April 3, marking the first time NAfME has participated in such a hearing.
Spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), the briefing was called “Music Matters” and included opening remarks from NAfME president and Ohio-based professor Nancy Ditmer. In addition, NAfME’s assistant executive director Christopher Woodside served as a panelist, presenting a summary of the Broader Minded initiative and a showing of the Broader Minded informational video.
“Opportunities such as this one are extremely rare,” said Woodside. “They demonstrate the progress that we are making in both furthering the cause for music education and asserting our relevance.”