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  • Bernice Ash Memorial fund

    Submission Period for the Bernice Ash Memorial Award Now Open

    The annual award, which recognizes and honors the remarkable life and legacy of Bernice Ash, a music retail visionary who spearheaded the expansion of the Sam Ash family-owned music stores, was announced earlier this year to continue her commitment to excellence in the industry.
  • International Ukulele Symposium Webinar Series

    Selecting Ukulele Festival & Workshop Experiences: Virtual and/or In-person

    The fifth and final webinar in The International Ukulele Teaching Symposium series features Mary Agnes Krell from the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, GRAMMY-award winning artists, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer of Community Music and Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel from Ukulele Festival Hawaii. Watch the webinar on demand.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Reimagining Music Ed on the Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episodes featuring artists who are reimagining music ed.

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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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