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Our educational partners offer invaluable support services for the educational and performing arts workshops held at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

  • The GRAMMY Foundation® endorses Disney Performing Arts

    The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American Culture - from the artistic and techincal legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals.

    The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activiteis that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

    www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation

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  • Conn-Selmer is the official provider of musical instruments for Disney Performing Arts at Walt Disney World Resort

    Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.

    With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone). With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC. Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education.

    www.conn-selmer.com

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  • Yamaha is the official provider of musical instruments for Disney Performing Arts at Disneyland Resort

    The Yamaha Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship and customer-oriented services.

    The products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people and consumers. They are the official provider of musical instruments to the Disneyland® Resort.

    www.yamaha.com

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  • NAfME endorses Disney Performing Arts

    The National Association for Music Education is among the world's largest arts education organizations, and is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

    Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, The National Association for Music Education serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school. The National Association for Music Education is the official sponsor Disney Performing Arts Programs.

    www.nafme.org

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  • Wenger is the official acoustical and performance equipment for Disney Performing Arts

    Wenger offers products that can save you time, enhance your rehearsals and contribute to the success of every performance. While we started in the music practice room, today you'll find Wenger products in performance halls, theatres, gymnasiums, and outdoors.

    Wenger products can be found just about anywhere music and theatre is practiced and performed. And more recently, in the locker rooms and equipment storage facilities of high school, college and professional sports teams. It's hard to find a musician, teacher, actor, coach or athlete today – at any level – whose passion to teach and perform hasn't been touched by a Wenger product.

    In addition to Wenger's commitment to innovation is a tradition of outstanding customer service and support. Wenger stands behind each product with expert technical support, great warranties and customer service that's responsive, thorough and dedicated to your individual needs.

    www.wengercorp.com

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  • National Association for Gifted Children endorses Disney Y.E.S programs

    The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

    We support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

    NAGC defines a gifted person as someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.

    www.nagc.org

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  • The American Chemical Society endorses Disney Performing Arts

    With more than 161,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information.

    A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. We are dynamic and visionary, committed to improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry. This vision ─ developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ─ fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is "to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts. The Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. We also give more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields. We also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment and contributing to the economy.

    portal.acs.org

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  • Disney Educational Productions enhance student learning through award-winning multimedia

    Disney Educational Productions offers award-winning classroom media that enhances learning and unlocks student creativity.

    For more than 60 years, Disney Educational Productions programs have been receiving numerous awards and accolades -- among them Oscars, Emmys, and honors from organizations such as the National Safety Council and Learning Magazine. Today the timeless power of immersive storytelling with the new possibilities of dynamic multimedia provide teachers with the tools they need to engage, inform, and inspire learners of all types. Through collaboration with educators, curriculum specialists, scientists, mathematicians, historians, writers, musicians, artists, and many other skilled and passionate experts, we create compelling content based on national curriculum standards. Classroom edition DVDs include public performance rights, educator's guides, exclusive educational bonus features, and assessment tools to reinforce key lessons.

    dep.disney.go.com

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  • Disneynature produces immersive wildlife films, activities and lessons that inspire

    Disneynature is dedicated to working with leading filmmakers to produce cutting-edge wildlife films that celebrate and educate audiences on the wonders of the world in which we live.

    To enhance students' film experiences Disneynature also creates high-quality, educator guides complete with lessons and activities that complement the films. The lessons are aligned to National Science Education Standards and integrate interactive elements to help engage your class.

    disney.go.com/disneynature

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  • DECA endorses Disney Y.E.S. programs

    Our programs and activities constantly evolve as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Founded in 1946, DECA's core focus remains consistent and is captured in our mission.

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning in the context of business, connect business and the community, and promote competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented and professionally responsible leaders. Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. DECA is organized into 2 unique student divisions, each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 190,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) includes over 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, United States Department of Education, United States Department of State and international departments of education authorize DECA's programs.

    www.deca.org

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