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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ridgewood named one of the nation's Best Communities for Music Education

Ridgewood Public Schools has been selected as one of this year’s Best Communities for Music Education in the annual survey by the NAMM Foundation. Ridgewood is one of only 173 districts nationwide, and only 11 districts in New Jersey, to receive this honor.

Notification of the national honor, awarded by the NAMM Foundation, was received by Dr. Edward Schmiedecke, district Supervisor for Fine and Applied Arts, who described the designation as “very hard to get and a great honor for us.”

The determination is made every year and is based on criteria including funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and other relevant factors in their communities’ music education programs.

More information about the award can be found on the NAMM Foundation website at www.nammfoundation.org.

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