Music Education

nammWest Allis -West Milwaukee School District
Recognized as One of the Best Communities for Music Education


The West Allis -West Milwaukee School District has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of The Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. The District is one of only 527 districts and 92 schools to earn this national recognition for its outstanding music education program.

Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment to music education and “set the bar” in student access to 4K- 12 comprehensive music programming. The Foundation adds that this designation takes on added significance this year with new research showing strong ties between K-12 school students who actively participate in school music education programs and overall student success.

“Studying music has intrinsic benefits and, on its own, is core to learning. Also, the links between student success and music education have now been demonstrated by brain researchers in multiple studies,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. “The schools and districts our foundation recognizes are building on that connection between music and academics. These schools and districts are models for other educators who see music as a key ingredient in a well-rounded curriculum that makes music available to all children, regardless of zip code.”

The NAMM Foundation recognizes programs that are engaging students and their communities in music by creating a community of learners and showing what they’ve learned to the broader community.

This is the third time that the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District has received this distinct recognition from the NAMM Foundation.