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Sound of Music just got a little sweeter at Las Lomas

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Las Lomas Elementary School was recently awarded grant funding by Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) to purchase educational materials that will help support the delivery of high quality music education to over 540 students.

“Las Lomas students will now have access to a classroom set of choir chimes," said Leigh Anne Roeber, Las Lomas music teacher. "What a perfect tool to practice Habit 6- Synergize!”

TMEA has recently awarded nearly $500,000 in grant funding to elementary music programs across the state. More than 600 elementary music programs will be purchasing new music instruments, music, technology, and other educational supplies to help them deliver high quality music education to students in grades K-5. “It’s incredible to have the opportunity to support these most valuable educators who offer all elementary music students the foundation for excellence in music education, a sense of belonging, and a positive and safe environment to express themselves,” said TMEA President Joe Weir.

TMEA Executive Director Robert Floyd explained that the association’s Executive Board allocated $500,000 in grant funding because they want to support students who are beginning their lifelong love of and participation in music. “This funding of elementary music programs comes at a time when research is boldly underscoring the value of high quality arts education in schools," said Floyd. "Multiple studies have shown us that music education prepares students to learn, facilitates academic achievement, and helps them develop creative capacities for lifelong success."

Texas Music Educators Association is a professional association for music educators from kindergarten through college. With over 15,000 members, TMEA offers professional development opportunities to educators, sustains public support for music in schools, and encourages quality musical experiences for all students.

Posted on December 13, 2013