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Solvay UFSD Named One of “2019 Best Communities for Music Education”

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For the second year in a row, the Solvay Union Free School District has been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants! A national distinction, the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Solvay UFSD is one of only 623 districts to receive this honor in 2019.

Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. After two years of music education, research found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers. It also found that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school, but also to attend college as well.

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone in the Solvay community who helped make this distinction possible for the second year running! Congratulations!




Solvay Union Free School District
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111

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