SGUSD Recognized as NAMM "Best Communities for Music Education"

San Gabriel Unified School District has once again been named a "Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, marking the district's sixth consecutive year receiving this prestigious honor. This esteemed recognition highlights SGUSD's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional music education opportunities to its students. SGUSD is one of only 34 districts in the state of California and 975 in the nation to receive this honor.

The NAMM Foundation's "Best Communities for Music Education" designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding efforts to ensure access to music education and high-quality musical experiences for students. San Gabriel Unified's dedication to fostering a comprehensive music education program, fostering a love for music, and nurturing the artistic talents of its students have set it apart as a leader in music education.

"We are immensely proud to be recognized once again as one of the 'Best Communities for Music Education' by the NAMM Foundation for the sixth consecutive year," said Samantha Theisen, Visual and Performing Arts Program Administrator of SGUSD. "This honor is a testament to our district's ongoing commitment to providing each of our students music education experiences that inspire creativity, expression, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts."

San Gabriel Unified's music program encompasses a wide range of opportunities for students to explore and develop their musical talents, including instrumental ensembles, choir, music production, general music and the Music Immersion Experience Program at Roosevelt Elementary. Through dedicated music educators, innovative curriculum, and a supportive community, the district continues to nurture a thriving music education environment that benefits students academically, socially, and emotionally.

As a "Best Communities for Music Education" designee, San Gabriel Unified joins a select group of school districts across the country that are recognized for their exceptional music education programs. The district's commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality music education opportunities to all students remains unwavering as it continues to enrich the lives of its students through the power of music.

For more information about San Gabriel Unified's music education program and its recognition as a "Best Communities for Music Education" honoree, please contact Samantha Theisen at [email protected].