March 2022 Marks the 37th Music In Our Schools Month®
This Year’s MIOSM® Theme Continues with “Music: The Sound of My Heart”
This March, music educators and music students will be celebrating music education in their school communities demonstrating how “Music: The Sound of My Heart” resonates with them. This theme continues from 2021 to 2022 as schools observe Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®). While the impact of the global pandemic continues to challenge music educators and students, the impact of music education is evident in how its social-emotional benefits have empowered students and brought joy to their communities. NAfME recognizes March as the thirty-seventh annual Music In Our Schools Month. Since 1985, MIOSM has been observed as an annual month-long celebration when schools and communities celebrate music in their local schools and the educators who dedicate themselves to bringing music into the lives of students every day. Every day, in music classrooms across the United States, music educators dedicate themselves to reaching all students with life-changing musical experiences. What parents, administrators, and the wider community have not always had the opportunity to observe, however, is the months of practice and rehearsals, and the process of learning that takes place in the music classroom—whether virtual or distanced in person.