McKinney ISD's music education program earns national recognition

For the fourth consecutive year, McKinney ISD has been designated to the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)
For the fourth consecutive year, McKinney ISD has been designated to the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

For the fourth consecutive year, McKinney ISD has been designated to the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

McKinney ISD has been named to the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education list.

The designation, which is sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants, represents MISD’s commitment and access to music education.

The award program is designed to recognize “outstanding efforts" by students, teachers, parents and community leaders to provide a well-rounded music education, according to the NAMM Foundation.

The district is one of just 87 school districts recognized in the state of Texas. This is the fourth consecutive year that McKinney ISD has received the honor.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the NAMM Foundation for the fourth consecutive year,” MISD Fine Arts Director Dan White said in a news release. “Being recognized at a national level for the quality fine arts program in our district is a tribute to the work of our outstanding fine arts teachers.”


In order to be considered for the Best Communities for Music Education designation, school districts are required to provide information on music education funding, class participation, instructional time, facilities and other support provided to music programs.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.