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U.S. Department of Education Officials to Host Music Celebration Event Along With National Music Education Advocates


Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989, sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: May 10, 2011 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary of communications and outreach, and Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will join former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) President Joe Lamond to host an event celebrating and supporting national music programs on Tuesday, May 10. Music students from George Fox Middle School and Lime Kiln Middle School will perform at the event, which will take place at 11 a.m. on the plaza at the U.S. Department of Education Lyndon Baines Johnson building in Washington, D.C.

The event will highlight the benefits of music programs for students, both in school and after school. Attendees will have a chance to participate in a public drum and ukulele circle to experience playing music first-hand. NAMM is a not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the international musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Note to editors: Members of the media interested in attending should RSVP to Scott Robertson at scottr@namm.org and the U.S. Department of Education Press Office at
press@ed.gov.


Event 1
Who : Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary of the Office of Communications and Outreach
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley
Former New York Yankee and Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bernie Williams
NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond
Music students from George Fox Middle School and Lime Kiln Middle School
What : Music education celebration
When : Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT
Where : U.S. Department of Education Lyndon Baines Johnson building – outdoor plaza
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Washington, D.C.
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