Community Engagement

The students who participate in a school music program are members of a larger community, and engaging with the local community can be incredibly beneficial to any scholastic organization. Community engagement efforts can be powerful tools for demonstrating the value of a quality music program and connecting people through music, and any form of community engagement can build support and influence. Achievement in this category demonstrates a commitment to establishing school music programs as integral parts of their communities.

2019 Community Engagement Award Winners

Submission Guidelines


All submissions in this category must include the following written components:

  • An overview that introduces and describes the entry (500 words)
  • An explanation of how you measured the effectiveness of the entry (500 words)

If applicable, applicants will be asked to include the following information with their entry:

  • Data supporting the measured effectiveness of the entry
  • Historical information about how the entry developed to its current form
  • Obstacles encountered in the implementation of the entry
  • Expense/budget information about the entry
  • Information about the entry’s target audience

Applicants may also choose to include any or all of the supporting materials listed below with their entry:

  • Up to ten photos/documents/objects/videos supporting the entry

Specific types of submissions may require additional information, as listed below.

  • Outstanding Community Event
  • Outstanding Community Engagement Program
  • Outstanding Community Service Project
  • Outstanding Community Engagement Video

Award Categories

Decision-Maker Interaction

Recruitment & Retention

Community Engagement

Marketing & Promotion

Parent & Booster Involvement

Fundraising & Sponsorship

Are You Ready to Apply?

Applications are due September 15, 2020

“To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources—not to deprive that person, but to leave them better off in the end.”
Daniel Pink

This IS Advocacy in Action. How are you convincing your community to bolster music education and leave everyone better off?

Getting In Touch

Music for All Inc.
39 W. Jackson Place – Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Local phone: 317.636.2263
Toll-free: 800.848.2263

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