I caught this story on a recent post from Music Education Magic:
The eighth annual “Best 100 Communities for Music Education” survey is currently accepting online submissions, and will remain open through January 23. The survey, which can be completed by visiting AMC on the Web at www.amc-music.org, is open to anyone-parents, teachers, school administrators, community members — who wishes to enter information about their school and community.
Since 2000, the ‘Best 100’ survey has assessed a community’s actions and commitment to music through budget, staffing, variety of programs, instructor certification, availability of private instruction and other criteria. The results are measured proportionally, so that communities of different sizes are compared on an equal footing. The survey’s sponsors encourage people to complete the survey themselves, or pass it along to school administrators and independent educators in their communities who may best be able to fill in the required data.
Read the complete story here.
Submit your community if you feel that it is warranted. In addition to this competition, the AMC music site has some great general music education links.