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Washington, DC (March 10, 2023)–DC Strings Workshop (DCSW) is proud to recognize March as the thirty-eighth annual Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) created by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This March, music educators and music students will celebrate music education in their school communities demonstrating how the theme “Music Is All of Us” resonates with them.
“We thank the DC Council for recognizing the importance of music education in DC Schools and hope that they will continue to honor their commitment to ensure access to music and the arts for every DC school student,” said DCSW Board Member Donny Kirsch.
“We are proud that the DC Council agrees that music is a unique and unifying way to bring people together, create a sense of community, and cultivate relationships,” said DCSW Artistic/Executive Director, Andrew M. Lee. “Music is a transformative practice that impacts not only the practitioner, but the listener in ways that bring indescribable power and should be an essential element of every DC student’s education.
DCSW is proud to join with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and support state-NAfME-affiliated music education associations who will participate in engagement activities through the month, including broadening support for strong music programs and funding.
Read the full text of the “District of Columbia Music In Our Schools Month Recognition Resolution of 2023”, passed by the DC Council on March 7, 2023 introduced by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen with additional support from At-Large Councilmember Robert White and Chairman Phil Mendelson. Additional cosponsors were Councilmembers Vincent C. Gray, Trayon White, Sr., Matthew Frumin, Kenyan R. McDuffie and Zachary Parker.
About DC Strings Workshop
DC Strings Workshop (DC Strings) hosts a dynamic and versatile orchestra, “The Accord Symphony Orchestra” consisting of musicians committed to bringing music to all areas of the DMV, particularly underserved communities, among other ensembles. The organization has performed at corporate galas, community events, observances and numerous educational events at libraries, schools, and universities. With a mission to celebrate and recognize the contributions of musicians, conductors, composers, women, and people of color to music, particularly classical music. The orchestra and various ensembles have presented over 150 concerts since the organization’s founding in 2017. The orchestra made its Kennedy Center debut as part of THEREACH opening in September 2019. A community non-profit organization, DC Strings Workshop takes pride in presenting meaningful and challenging programs both musically and workshops for students. To learn more, please visit www.dcstrings.org.