Stand Up 4 Music is a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education.
View the 2015 Stand Up For Music Priorities.
Support Music Education in California. The time is now!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead.
Earlier this year, the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) board members presented a draft arts
Perry Chacon is a graduate of Chula Vista High School in California and was involved
Brandon Okano is the 2011-2012 drum major and band president at Eastlake High School in
Alexis Wilmore is the president of Olympian High School’s orchestra program in Chula Vista, California.
In 2011, Chloe Contreras-Jones finished 8th Grade at Chipman Junior High School, in the Bakersfield
Stand Up 4 Music grew out of a need to strengthen music education in California. The leaders in The California Arts Project, TCAP, and California Association of Music Education, CMEA, convened an historic meeting of the many California professional music education organizations to surface common concerns around the equity and access of music education for all students within California. Out of this summit grew the idea to gather the many supporters of music education into a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education. Stand Up 4 Music provides a collective voice for the many who believe that music education is an essential and powerful learning experience.
Sponsored By Stand Up 4 Music Movement and website are sponsored by the California Association of Music Educators (CMEA) and The California Arts Project (TCAP). Click here to see other organizations that support Stand Up 4 Music!
Be Informed. Research over the last two decades has demonstrated that students enrolled in music: