The award is presented annually to member districts that are models for arts education, according to a release.
"We are proud of the high quality of our music program," Superintendent of Schools David Title said in a statement. "This recognition from a group of peers is a reflection of the commitment to music in Fairfield by students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community."
Winning districts provide a wide variety of course offerings for students and contribute and participate in state-wide initiatives and organizations, the release states. They also make major contributions to the culture of their schools and communities and provide measurements of student success through a variety of quality measurements.
Title and Donna Schmardel, music curriculum coordinator, were given the award at the association's recent arts advocates luncheon in Stratford.