The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. CCS is recognized for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students.
The award was presented to Dr. Wahl, Superintendent of Schools, by Mr. Steve Purcell, District Manager for Paige’s Music of Indianapolis, during a class concert on May, 19. Paige’s Music is a local member of NAMM. Members of the Carmel High School Administration and Performing Arts Department were also in attendance for the presentation.
Carmel Clay Schools is one of 388 school districts in the nation awarded this distinction by NAMM. This award acknowledges and celebrates schools and districts, their administrators, teachers, board members, parents and students across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education.
Mr. Soo Han, Director of Orchestras and Department Chair of the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School shared, “We are so fortunate to have the finest elementary and middle school music teachers in the entire country. Each teacher’s approach and style of teaching students is unique and varied, but at the core are practices based in world class pedagogy and love and passion for kids. What we accomplish at the high school level would never be possible without our amazing elementary and middle schools teachers.”
“We have the perfect formula for a successful music education program in Carmel Clay Schools. Our students are talented, dedicated and hard-working musicians, parents provide vital support to their students and the program, and our music educators are eager to share their passion for music and knowledge with our students. We are truly fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals working together to make music education in Carmel Clay Schools so successful,” stated Dr. Wahl.