Each spring, NAMM members gather in Washington, D.C. to serve as advocates for the right of every child to learn and grow with music by visiting with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill, a part of the NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In.
Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music.
The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 71 college music students with the organization’s prestigious President’s Innovation Award. The annual award provides outstanding college music students exploring careers in music education, music business and/or music products a stipend to attend The 2019 NAMM Show, the annual global music products, pro audio and event technology tradeshow held in Anaheim California, January 24-27.
Future-Focused Ideas Fuel a Series of Opportunities, Business-Enriching Strategies, and Professional Development at the 2019 NAMM ShowNovember 14, 2018
The 2019 NAMM Show has announced a suite of professional development opportunities, transformative business know-how and hands-on training available for working and emerging professionals involved in all aspects of the industry. Professionals will have the opportunity to connect with top thought leaders and experience sessions designed to engage, inform and inspire, as well as further their careers against the backdrop of the industry’s global gathering.
ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A first-time NAMM Foundation grantee, ANAFIMA has utilized the grant to increase Brazil’s participation in Music Teaching Week, which aims to use education as an instrument to generate a passion for music and Make Music Day. NAMM interviewed the association’s president, Daniel Neves, about his experiences in expanding the Brazilian music industry.
Each spring, NAMM members have the opportunity to become Delegates and gather at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.
This year NAMM members will join D.C. Public Schools for their music festival at the Kennedy Center on Monday, May 21, where volunteers will be assisting 14 ensembles—from arrival through performance—during the first day of the festival.
583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by NAMM Foundation and U. of KansasMay 4, 2018
Now in its 19th year, the awards program recognizes the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are given to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and consistent access to music education.
The National Music Council to Honor Jazz Giants Chick Corea and Manhattan Transfer at Annual American Eagle AwardsMay 1, 2018
The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage, the importance of music education and inspiration for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and globally.
The NAMM Foundation has announced that the organization will benefit 24 different music education programs with $675,000 in grants, an increase made possible by NAMM Foundation donors.
More than 25 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States will turn orange in support of Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21 and featuring over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in more than 60 U.S. cities.