Stand Up 4 Music (SU4M) is a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education. The vision of the California Music Educators Association is to ensure that all students in California have equal access to high quality instruction in Music as part of a well-rounded education.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – State Capitol, Sacramento CA

It has been wonderful to see SU4M continue to grow and expand in approach and intent over the years. I feel fortunate to be a part of the process, and am excited to see our SU4M Day Performances continue to evolve as well. This year, rather than using an audition process, we will be inviting ensembles to share their music with our community and state leaders throughout the day. With a good deal of change around SU4M this year, I will be inviting ensembles to join us once we have other details of the day confirmed. I am very excited about our date change to March 24th, 2020, and hope that this will allow a higher participation in the event.

I highly encourage you, my friends and colleagues, even if you are not performing that day, bring your students to see advocacy in action, to take a tour of the capital and take the opportunity to discuss with your students at this event the importance of an equal access to quality public music education for ALL students, and how we might enact that change. Let’s flood the capital with young musicians, and show our legislators just how important a public music education is, for our students and for our community.

If you would like one of your ensembles to join us in this adventure, please email me or call me (530) 417-7021 so I can keep your ensemble in mind as I plan out the performances for the day. I look forward to seeing everyone in February at CASMEC!

Jeremiah Jacks, Coordinator