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 National Recognition for Fairfield’s Music Education Program

Fairfield has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Fairfield Public Schools’ Music Department answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that Fairfield is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing-while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.

As Fairfield finalizes its 2018-2019 budget, The NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education Award and the state level implementation of the federal ESSA law bring attention to the importance of keeping music education part of curriculum offerings and available to all students. It also highlights music’s vital role in students’ overall success in school and the personal benefits of making music.

For complete press release click here.




 February 6, 2018


Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe’s music programs are proud to announce that a combined total of 35 students have been accepted into the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s All-State Festival, which will take place April 21.

Ludlowe: click here for larger image

FLHS Band: Lily Aston, Sophia Bookas, Nick Fech, Christian Kinne, Samuel Koeck, Tess Noonan, and Thomas Roberts.

FLHS Jazz Band: Lauren DeWitt

FLHS Orchestra: Gerald Kim, and Thomas Longo.

FLHS Choir: Alex Bow, Kieran Brown, Blaise Carter, Maddie McDermott, and Alexandria Therriault.

Warde: click here for larger image

FWHS Band: Zoe Gupta, Justin Harris, Molly Scatenato, and Hannah Ulman.

FWHS Jazz Band: Michael Chapin, and Kevin Tzanetis

FWHS Orchestra: Meghai Choudhury, Henry Friedman, and Harry Graney Green.

FWHS Choir: Dana Calamari, Mallory Elliott, Marie Fulda, Katie Harris, Emily Hoffman, Julia Johnson, Maggie Kruse, Nicole Park, Claire Regan, Paige Socol, and Elizabeth Winter.


See Fairfield District Music Calendar 2017-18 here.
See the Members of the MPA Board here.


  • April 19 – 21 CMEA All-State Festival
  • April 24 - FWHS Chamber Choir Concert with Somers High School, NY, Choir: Greenfield Hill Congregational Church – 7:00 pm
  • May 3 FLHS Awards Concert – 7:30 pm
  • May 8 MPA Meeting – 7:30 LUDLOWE
  • May 18 MPA Jazz Dinner Dance
  • May 21 FWHS A cappella Year End Show
  • May 23 FWHS Chamber Orchestra Concert – 7:30 pm
  • May 28 Memorial Day Parade
  • May 30 FWHS Spring Concert – 7:30 pm
  • May 31 FWHS Spring Concert – 7:30 pm
  • May 31 FLHS Spring Concert – 7:30 pm
  • June 4 FWHS Awards Night
  • June 5 FLHS Chamber Orchestra Concert – 7:30 pm
  • June 8 FLHS Jazz/A cappella Night – 7:30 pm
  • June 12 MPA Meeting – 7:30 WARDE


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