Best Communities For Music Education - 2014

Congratulations to the 376 Districts that received the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education designation as part of the Best Communities for Music Education Program!

Best Communities for Music Education

Congratulations to the 307 Districts that received the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education designation as part of the Best Communities for Music Education Program!

SupportMusic Mertit Award

Congratulations to the 66 Schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award designation as part of the Best Communities for Music Education Program!

Best Communities for Music Education

The NAMM Foundation is proud to announce the results of its 15th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey, which recognizes and celebrates commitment to music education for all children. In all, 472 communities were recognized, including 376 school districts and 96 schools.

Music Benefits the Brain, Research Reveals

Friday, July 30, 2010 by: S. L. Baker, features writer

(NaturalNews) Northwestern University scientists have pulled together a review of research into what music -- specifically, learning to play music -- does to humans. The result shows music training does far more than allow us to entertain ourselves and others by playing an instrument or singing. Instead, it actually changes our brains.

NAMM Foundation Research Grants

The NAMM Foundation provides support for projects that explore the impact of active music making during various stages of life and on human experience and conditions. The Foundation then promotes this research through the media to educate people of all ages about the proven benefits of playing music. Grants are made in three research funding areas, as follows:

Best Communities for Music Education

The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program helps communities recognize the value and importance of their music education programs. It is part of the many advocacy efforts provided by the NAMM Foundation that work to keep music education strong.

Scientific Research Reveals Reasons to Play Music

Science says there are good medical reasons to play...

Research Briefs: Did You Know?

The pace of scientific research into music making has never been greater. New data about music’s relationship to brainpower, wellness and other phenomena is changing the way we perceive mankind’s oldest art form, and it’s having a real-world effect on decisions about educational priorities.

The pace of scientific research into music making has never been greater. New data about music’s relationship to brainpower, wellness and other phenomena is changing the way we perceive mankind’s oldest art form, and it’s having a real-world effect on decisions about educational priorities.

Study Finds Group Recreational Music-Making Program Relieves Stress and Burnout in Nursing Students