Madison, WI (May 16, 2019)—As part of a delegation of music industry leaders and artists, Jonathan Lipp, Full Compass founder and CEO, and Susan Lipp, Full Compass chairman of the Board, will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to advocate for all children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. The event will take place during the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, May 20- 23, 2019.
The Lipps will meet with Members of Congress and other elected officials to advocate for the funding of school music programs across the nation and to discuss the multitude of benefits music education espouses such as increased brain function, focus and language development.
The week of advocacy work will begin on Monday, May 20 with a Day of Service assisting a local school. On Tuesday the 21st, the Lipps will participate in a full day of advocacy training, as well as in developing a state- level advocacy program. The work continues on Wednesday the 22nd, with the Lipps and other music industry leaders heading to Capitol Hill for a series of meetings with Members of Congress, their staff and other elected officials and stakeholders in education policy.
Susan Lipp noted, “We attend the NAMM Fly-In because we have a passion for kids and their education. They are the workforce of the future and an education that includes music makes them better students, better teammates and better leaders. Music education prepares children – the future leaders of our country - for success. I can think of no greater or more important cause.”
“This trip to our nation’s capital has become an annual event for us – we have flown to DC for the Fly-In for many, many years,” Jonathan Lipp shared. “It is an event we look forward to, much in part because we are helping the future of our country.”
Full Compass • www.fullcompass.com
NAMM • www.namm.org