Resources for Educators is the product of a synergy between the National Music Council and the Music Publishers Association of the United States. Both organizations work to foster a healthy environment where creators of works and intellectual property are encouraged to contribute their talents to the benefit of society.

PDF downloads of lessons plans and educational activities can be found here.

Please visit our friends at the National Music Council for additional resources.


Is Your School a COPY-FREE ZONE?

Music education is facing a crisis, and unfortunately, the writers and composers of much of the school music repertoire are suffering the most. The combination of reduced budgets and increased photocopying is having a crippling effect. The lack of financial incentive is forcing many writers of school music out of the field.

The Music Publisher’s Association of the United States recognizes schools across the United States for their participation in MPA’s COPY-FREE ZONE program. A national campaign launched in September 1999, the program calls on school music department chairs to initiate and oversee United States Copyright Law education and compliance in their schools.

Participation in the COPY-FREE ZONE program reflects the commitment to nurturing the educational music community at large. The work of these educators is to be commended by students, teachers, parents, and music suppliers—including retail stores and publishers—and most importantly, by the creators of music for educational use.

Each participating school is providing Copyright Law education for its staff and students, and in so doing protecting itself from possible liability for unwitting copyright infringement. More importantly, the promotion of the legal use of music materials is a commitment to the art of music and music education, and to the sustenance, growth and promotion of both.

Want to know if your school is free of illegal copies?

Recognized Schools and Institutions

  • Abington School District, Abington, PA
  • Arbor Vitae Woodruff School, Arbor Vitae, WI
  • Avonworth Middle/High School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bellaire Elementary School, Bellevue, NE
  • Berne Union, Sugar Grove, OH
  • Bret Harte Union High School, Angels Camp, CA
  • Brooklyn City School District, Brooklyn, OH
  • Callaway Public School, Callaway, NE
  • Carlisle Park Middle School, Guntersville, AL
  • Carter School, Carter, OK
  • Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, MO
  • Cherokee Elementary, Guntersville, AL
  • Chester Junior/Senior High School, Chester, NY
  • Clinton High School, Clinton, LA
  • Columbus State University Schwob Department of Music, Columbus, GA
  • Corinth Primary, Corinth, TX
  • Deer Park School District #82, Ottawa, IL
  • Dover-Eyota High School, Eyota, MN
  • Dracut Middle, Dracut, MA
  • Dracut Public Schools, Dracut, MA
  • Edcouch-Elsa High, Edcouch, TX
  • Fifth Avenue Elementary School, Bay Shore, NY
  • Fitchburg Public Schools, Fitchburg, MA
  • Garber High School, Essexville, MI
  • Garden Valley Community Schools, Garden Valley, ID
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA
  • Greenwood High School, Greenwood, SC
  • Griggsville-Perry C.U.S.D. #4, Griggsville, IL
  • Guntersville Elementary, Guntersville, AL
  • Guntersville High School, Guntersville, AL
  • Guntersville High School CPMS, Guntersville, AL
  • High School Telecommunication Arts & Technology, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jefferson High School, Jefferson, WI
  • Jesup Community High School, Jesup, IA
  • Junction Hill C-12 Schools, West Plains, MO
  • Kings Mountain High School, King Mountain, NC
  • Ladue School District, St. Louis, MO
  • Lake Dallas Primary, Lake Dallas, TX
  • Lesterville R-IV, Lesterville, MO
  • Litchfield High School, Litchfield, MI
  • Lost Creek Elementary, Terre Haute, IN
  • Marywood University, Scranton, PA
  • Middle Ridge, Covington, GA
  • Moses Peter Memorial High School and Elementary School, Akiachak, AK
  • MS Department of Education, Jackson, MS
  • Nashville Elementary School, Nashville, AR
  • Nashville Primary, Nashville, AR
  • New London-Spicer, New London, MN
  • Nicollet High School, Nicollet, MN
  • Nordonia Hills Middle School, Northfield, OH
  • Northwest High School, Hughesville, MO
  • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
  • Ouray, Ouray, CO
  • Pilot Elementary, Greensboro, NC
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Quincy University Music Program, Quincy, IL
  • Roselle Park High School, Roselle Park, NJ
  • Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, TX
  • Sarah Scott Middle School, Terre Haute, IN
  • Scottsdale Christian Academy, Phoenix, AZ
  • South Nodaway, Barnard, MO
  • Stewardson-Strasburg CUSD #5A, Strasburg, IL
  • Struthers Middle School, Struthers, OH
  • The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, CA
  • West Branch Local Schools, Beloit, OH
  • West Central School Corporation, Francesville, IN
  • West Godwin Elementary, Wyoming, MI
  • West Newton Elementary, Covington, GA
  • Western Michigan University School of Music, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Willow Lane Elementary, White Bear Lake, MN