—The NAMM Foundation today invited music educators and school administrators from across the United States to come to Anaheim, Calif. to experience NAMM’s fourth annual “Music Education Days,” being held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-16 at the 2011 NAMM Show.
As VIP guests of the NAMM Foundation, music educators and school administrators have access to NAMM’s premier trade-only music products trade show, where attendees can explore musical instruments, products and teaching concepts.
Music educators will be encouraged to see and try the many instruments and products on display and to participate in the “Best Tools for Schools” recognition program, nominating products that are relevant and useful to today’s music classrooms. Symphony Publishing, developers of the program, will announce these selected products on Sunday in the Idea Center on the trade show floor.
“This annual event held at the largest music products tradeshow in the world highlights and celebrates the vital role that music educators have in training the musicians of tomorrow,” said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. “The NAMM Foundation is honored to host educators from across the U.S. to see the most innovative products for the classroom, and participate in engaging forums focused on the future of school music education.”
Highlights of “Music Education Days” include:
• Hands-on educator workshops and panel discussions in the “Learning Lounge” at the Anaheim Hilton
• Special welcome reception Saturday morning featuring a keynote address by Victor Wooten, world-renowned composer, arranger, lecturer, producer, vocalist, and a five-time Grammy award multi-instrumentalist
• Special welcome reception on Sunday morning featuring a keynote address from some of the 2009/2010 Abreu Fellows from the New England Conservatory of Music, sharing their experience as educators who are working in urban areas throughout the United States
• 2011 "Best Tools for Schools" announcement on Sunday afternoon
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About the NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to 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, interested parties can visit www.nammfoundation.org