In 2007, we marked our centennial as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and preservice music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.
Music is simply among humanity's most valuable inventions. As an art form, its power to thrill, inspire, and move is unmatched. It is the score to our history and heritage and a key to our cultural awareness. MusicFriends help raise awareness about the importance of music education in schools and communities across the nation.
Parents, community members, and other music advocates are key players in MENC's efforts to secure and grow school music programs at the local, state, and national level. Please continue to our MENC website and join the thousands of teachers and millions of students who support music education.