What do you do to jazz up music appreciation in your school? April is Jazz Appreciation Month and in celebration, the U.S. Embassy is awarding a special musical prize.
The actual winner will be the elementary school library of the parent or teacher who best describes what his/her school is doing to make or appreciate music in the classroom.
The prize is a 29-volume Scholastic Book collection, “Music in America”, which includes a blend of books on the history of jazz, pop, hip hop, rock’n’roll, as well as Native American and early African-American music. These books range in reading levels appropriate for grades 1 through 6 – an excellent addition to a school library!
Send your entry, consisting of a brief description (maximum 250 words) of how your school marks Jazz Appreciation Month or otherwise celebrates music in the classroom to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by midnight April 30, 2011.
This contest is open to Canadian citizens or residents, but not to employees of the U.S. government or their family members.