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Premium Smartmusic Subscriptions

The pandemic made every element of education difficult this past year, but New London Spicer’s music program had faced its own unique challenges. Thanks to the Community Endowment for the Arts (CEFA) Grants, each music student now has access to a premium Smartmusic subscription which is a virtual music practicing platform.

Using Smartmusic, our band instructor is able to assign music individually to students prior to rehearsals as well as assess a student’s performance individually. The program allows the student to play along with a recording and get real-time results back on their playing. Ultimately, this has enabled students in the Concert and Jazz bands to get positive feedback from Smartmusic automatically, which had its applications during remote and hybrid learning models, as well as its use with the in-person learning model.

During the 2020-21 School Year the CEFA Grant Program supported over $10,000 in grant initiatives for the Arts. Anyone interested in making a donation can do so through the NLS Educational Foundation, 501c3. 

Mailing Address:
NLS Educational Foundation 
PO BOX 58
New London, MN 56273


Donations can also be made Online Here.