RMF strongly supports music in the schools, by the schools, and through certified music educators. Mike Buterbaugh, our Music Education Advisor, heads up the organization’s advocacy efforts which include collecting relevant data about public school music programs, advocating for music education in Berks County and beyond, being an advocacy resource for local music educators and organizations, and serving as a liaison between the schools and RMF. Below are some local and national statistics and reports regarding the importance of music education in our public schools and communities.