The most complete manual on recruiting and retention for beginning instrumental music, compiled from ideas and practices of music teachers, music dealers and the music products industry.
Produced by the Music Achievement Council
The Music Achievement Council (MAC) is an action-oriented nonprofit organization sponsored by the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and the International Music Products Association (NAMM). MAC is made up of three representatives from NASMD, three manufacturers and suppliers of Instrumental Music Products and one representative from NAMM. The group’s purpose is to promote instrumental music participation with particular emphasis on producing materials that encourage and motivate students to join, and stay, in band and orchestra. The council was formed in 1983 and reorganized in 1990, forming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Music Achievement Council appreciates the support and guidance of NAMM, the International Music Products Association, in the development of this guide.