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  • The 2020 NAMM Show: Registration and Housing is Now Open for General Attendees

    Make plans to attend The 2020 NAMM Show: the global gathering of the music, sound and entertainment technology industries, on January 16–19, 2020 in Southern California. Registration and housing for general attendees is now open.
  • Host a First Performance National Day of Celebration

    Commemorate, honor and recognize the achievements of your new instrumental music students by joining thousands of other beginning level students from across the country participating in the second annual First Performance National Day of Celebration on November 21.
  • The Best Communities for Music Education Sought by The NAMM Foundation

    The annual award program celebrates music education programs across the country. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

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Promoting the joy of music and music making

The NAMM Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. A supporting organization of NAMM, the NAMM Foundation is funded by NAMM Members through trade association activities and private donations.

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Music making is important for all people at every age.

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