NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • The Grand Rally for Music Education Presents Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5

    Attend The 2020 NAMM Show to see an intimate performance with innovative vocalist and instrumentalist Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 at The Grand Rally for Music Education on Sat., Jan. 18! Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The Grand Rally celebrates music education and honors its champions and advocates.
  • See the Melodica Men Perform Live at The 2020 NAMM Show

    Heading to The 2020 NAMM Show? See the Melodica Men perform live during the GenNext College Music Society Kickoff.
  • MAC Corner: The Reasons Students Stay with Music

    Now that the school year has started, it’s not too early to remember recruiting and retention. Here are the reasons students stay with music.
  • FOCUS ON ISSUES & DECISION MAKING: Music Education Research 101, Part II

    When music education advocates first sought “scientific” evidence to help protect programs, very little was known about how the brain works when making music. Today, the challenge of finding quality research is further complicated by the complexity of brain research, which covers a broad range of fields (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, developmental and neuropsychology). As a result, well-meaning advocates may grasp onto any research about music education, especially if it demonstrates a positive correlation between music and improvements in other academic areas. Inadvertently, many research results have been over-stated, over-generalized or over-promoted, causing skepticism about the motives of the advocates and relevance of the research.
  • New GenNext Programs at The 2020 NAMM Show

    College music students are invited to enter the IMSTA Songwriting Competition at NAMM for a chance to win a trip to Santorini, Greece, and college and university A Cappella groups are invited to submit a performance video to be considered for one of THREE (3) slots on a NAMM Show stage!
  • GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going to The NAMM Show

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 84 featuring guest Stephanie Landino, a college music student at Millersville University, PA, and past GenNext attendee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10 Types of Music Majors Explained

    In this article college music students will discover career possibilities and get inspired to pursue their academic goals. Students are encouraged to register for GenNext at The NAMM Show.
  • Mike Reisman on Fulfilling the Music Education Vision of Late Wife and NAMM Member Liz Reisman

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 82 featuring guest Mike Reisman, President of MKTG.

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