Why Music?

Congratulations go out to Clay Aiken.  The National Association for Music Education released the newest edition of its series of radio public service announcements featuring top pop, country, and classical musicians.  Clay was asked to join this prestigious  group of musicians to talk about the the value and importance of music education. He joins Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Estefan, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Billy Taylor and many more.

March has been officially designated as Music In Our Schools Month by the The National Association for Music Education.

MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown each year.  In 1985 it became a month long celebration of school music.  The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children.  It is also a time to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.

Each year the celebration grows and reaches more students, teachers and musicians.  MIOSM is celebrated throughout the country and overseas with concerts and other activities that fit the theme.  Students perform in classrooms, malls, concert halls, civic buildings, clubs, parks, and libraries.

The World’s Largest Concert has been the highlight of Music In Our School Month since 1985.  A sing-along concert linking students around the world through music,  the WLC reached an estimated 6 million students, teachers and music supporters in recent years.  The 2009 WLC sing-along event will be March 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

What an honor for Clay to be asked to join in this celebration.  And how lucky MENC is to have Clay support their cause.

Click to Listen:
Clay Aiken: Music In Our Schools Month

For more information on Music in Our Schools or MENC, visit their site:
MENC: Music In Our Schools Month

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15 thoughts on “Why Music?

  1. Gosh, I just love hearing his voice. He speaks from his heart. Hope that these PSAs will help–with budget shortfalls many music programs may be in jeopardy.

  2. What another great honor for Clay to be included in this and be able to use his voice for things that are important to him.

    Congratulations Clay!

  3. I too love to hear Clay Aiken speak about something he believes in.
    Thank you for this site, you are doing a wonderful job of keeping us informed about what Clay is doing.

  4. I could listen to Clay talk forever. I love Teacher Clay..and soon he will be telling Parker those same things. I know that Clay is a special daddy.

  5. This man makes me so proud to be a fan of his for all that he is, heart and soul, voice and looks!!!!

  6. I love that man’s voice!!!! Clay has such a loving and kind heart. He just keeps giving and giving.

  7. Clay Aiken is a great spokesman for music in the schools. Those were some of his roots and speak for his success.

  8. That’s our Clay! Always willing to lend a hand to worthy causes especially those involving children. One of the many reason’s I have a lot of respect for Clay.

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