IMADA Advocates for Arts Education
Research and student test results have clearly shown that study in the arts is a powerful way to improve student performance in all academic and social areas. In addition, creativity and innovation developed through an education in the arts are key skills needed for all students to succeed in a global economy.
A key component of IMADA's mission is to advocate for quality arts education in the Ipswich Public Schools.
IMADA Receives 2010 MMEA Music Advocacy Award
Terri Murphy & Gerald Dolan accept the award
IMADA is the proud recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association 2010 Music Advocacy Award. The award is given annually to "outstanding individuals, organizations, or community leaders who have demonstrated advocacy for music education in the schools of Massachusetts...who qualify under the following criteria:
1. Is active as an advocate for music education in the school or community
2. Shows strong leadership in the community and good rapport with teachers, parents, students, and administrators
3. Candidate’s efforts have led to a financial commitment for music education by the school system and community
4. Candidate’s efforts have led to improvements in curriculum, budget, or enrollment in the music program."
In receiving the award, Terri Murphy (then President) said, "All of the IMADA officers and members are to be commended for their part in raising awareness among the Ipswich community as to the importance of arts education. We thank the Middle and High School parents, community members and businesses for their financial contributions and support for the 4th grade music program at the override ballot box. We also thank our arts faculty for doing the tremendous job they do every day!"
Why The Arts Matter!
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IMADA, the Ipswich Music, Arts & Drama Association, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of parents committed to supporting and enhancing the fine arts programs in the Ipswich Middle and High Schools. Learn more