Addressing Local Issues
From time to time, local issues arise that would benefit from study of NASM materials. The following are the most common approaches.
Standards and Guidelines
Located in the NASM Handbook, standards and guidelines can clarify specific issues by providing the basis for comparing past, current, or proposed practices against norms established by vote of the NASM membership.
NASM publishes many documents that either provide analyses directly or suggest analytical scenarios and patterns.
Peer Schools Surveys
When targeted, detailed or arcane points arise and demand some statistical or common practice solution, it is often useful to poll a small sample of peer schools. The NASM listing of accredited institutional members can be useful in this process.
The NASM National Office staff may be able to provide information about schools that have faced similar issues.
Seeking advice from other music executives is a time-honored service provided by the network of NASM institutions. The NASM advanced search of accredited institutional members can be useful in seeking music executives.