For the fourth consecutive year, the NAMM Foundation has named Levittown as one of the nation's Best Communities for Music Education for its demonstration of exceptionally high commitment to music education and access to music instruction for all district students.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants to advance active participation in music. The district's music program was analyzed for funding, staffing of qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction.
Vincent D'Ulisse, the district's curriculum associate for music, explained that Levittown schools have a longstanding tradition of distinction in music. The music program contains elements not found in other Long Island school districts. In addition to the traditional offerings of band, chorus and orchestra, Levittown offers piano, guitar and electronic music, including digital recording technology. Extracurricular ensembles also provide enrichment opportunities
D'Ulisse said, "The District's receiving this award is due to the unending support of the Board of Education, Central Office, building administration and the incredible dedication of all of our k-12 music teachers."