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Alfred Music and MakeMusic, creators of SmartMusic, are fully dedicated to supporting music educators. As fall plans are still being determined, both companies are committed to providing a broad range of content and essential tools to assist with planning for the unknown.

The newly-developed Educator Toolkit includes resources on funding for classrooms, proposals for presenting to administrators and parents, music education advocacy, teaching remotely, purchasing SmartMusic and more, making it a one stop shop for educators.

Some key features of the Educator Toolkit are: presentation for administration, a pre-made slide deck to help convince administrators that SmartMusic is the perfect tool for classroom and students; funding information, which includes government grant information and budget and fundraising tips; remote teaching tools, such as ideas, articles, and podcasts to support the ongoing evolution of remote teaching; and advocacy resources, such as information from music education organizations and articles to support the fact that music education matters.

The Educator Toolkit can be found at Resources will be added and updated as more plans are revealed for back to school.

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Click here to nominate a director 

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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