NAMM Foundation designates Cape Elizabeth as one of the "2019 Best Communities for Music Education."


For the fourth year in a row, the Cape Elizabeth School Department has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Cape Elizabeth School Department joins 623 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2019. 

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs. 

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit

The complete list of the 2019 NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education can be found here.