About The NAMM Foundation


The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and it's nearly 9000 members around the world, with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.

HEADQUARTERS: Carlsbad, Calif.

President/CEO Joe Lamond, NAMM
Chairman Larry Morton, Hal Leonard Corporation
Vice Chairman Mark Goff, WH Paige & Company, Inc.
Treasurer Robin Walenta, West Music Co.
Secretary Chris Martin, C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.

Executive Director Mary L. Luehrsen, NAMM


Research and Music Making Grants

  • The NAMM Foundation supports grants and scholarships initiatives, music making and music research related projects. Scholarships include the NAMM President's Innovation Award and the William R. Gard Scholarship. Music Making Program Grants are reviewed by invitation annually.

The Museum of Making Music:

  • The Museum of Making Music, a division of the NAMM Foundation, explores the unique accomplishments and lasting impact of the music products industry through permanent and special exhibitions, concerts and educational programs. Committed to creating a more musical world, the museum directly connects visitors of all ages with hands-on music making.Go to museumofrmakingmusic.org

SupportMusic Coaltion and Music Education Advocacy

  • SupportMusic provides tools and resources to advance community support for music education. You CAN make a difference! Learn more about SupportMusic and Join the SupportMusic Coalition

For more information about the NAMM Foundation and its activities, please contact:

Sharon Bryant
Senior Project Manager
NAMM Foundation
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
phone: 760.438.8007 ext.129
e-mail: sharonb@namm.org

For media inquiries please contact:

Lora Bodmer
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
phone: 760-438-8001 ext. 102
fax: 760-438-8257
e-mail: lorab@namm.org