Pinellas County Performing Arts receives national recognition for outstanding music education

April 8, 2020

2020 Best Communities for Music Education

The NAMM Foundation has designated Pinellas County Schools as one of the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education.

The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to providing music access and education to all students. Only six districts in Florida received this honor.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that advances active participation in music.

Pinellas County Schools academic offerings are complemented by a wide array of extracurricular programs, including nationally recognized art and music programs.

Since 2004, the community has supported the Pinellas County Schools Referendum, which helps fund equitable art and music programs throughout the school district. The Referendum is up for renewal later this year.

Our strong music programs include elementary school music in all schools, nationally recognized band and choral programs in all middle and high schools, music technology programs at many schools, and guitar programs at most high schools and some middle schools. We also offer participation in orchestra programs at select elementary, middle and high schools.

This award recognizes that Pinellas County Schools is leading the way with learning opportunities outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).