Become a Music Ed Advocate and #JustPLAY Music at The 2016 Summer NAMM Show

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Planning your Summer NAMM schedule? NAMM members are invited to attend NAMM Foundation events at The 2016 Summer NAMM Show. Add these events to your calendar by clicking on the links below. See you there!

Friday, June 24, 2016

11 am to 12 pm
NAMM Member Center, Lobby (Level 3)

The Recreational Music Making (RMM) Forum at Summer NAMM is an interactive session that uses movement and rhythm to encourage playing music for the sheer joy of it. Get tips for hosting recreational music making events in your store, and participate in activities that will engage first time and seasoned music-makers.  Led by Mary Knysh (photo below), who for the past 25 years has conducted and trained facilitators in drumming and music improvisation in the United States and around the world. Moderated by Mary Luehrsen. 

SupportMusic's Coalition on Coalitions
12 pm to 1 pm
Music City Center

Room 202A

Join together with fellow NAMM leaders focused on state level advocacy to explore the wider arts education ecosystem. Moderated by Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager with Americans for the Arts with inspiring keynote by Phillip Riggs, winner of the 2016 Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award, with local policy Q & A with Laurie Schell, Executive Director of Music Makes Us Nashville Public Schools. Read more, here

NAMM Foundation Networking Reception
4 pm to 5 pm
NAMM Member Center, Lobby (Level 3)

Drop by the Member Center on Friday for The NAMM Foundation Networking Reception.  Learn more about the organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music. Soft drinks and snacks will be served. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ukulele Circle
12 pm to 1 pm
NAMM Member Center, Lobby (Level 3)

Add the uke to your musical repertoire! Unleash your island spirit at our ukulele circle where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.” No experience required. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music. Facilitated by Todd Elgin.

33rd Annual American Eagle Awards
1 pm to 3 pm
Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom

The National Music Council will host its 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards honoring country music royalty Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry. Experience country star power, connect with industry peers and be inspired by the musical journeys of these standout artists. General admission is open to all attendees with a NAMM badge. To purchase VIP tickets, click here

All-Industry Drum Circle 
2 pm to 3 pm
The Terrace

Experience the power of percussion during the All-industry Drum Circle at Summer NAMM! A can’t miss event and open to the public, the circle combines movement with pulsating rhythms that will feed your creative expression. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc.  Facilitated by Bongo Boy, Ed Gaus.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #SummerNAMM to show us photographs of your time in Nashville, Tennessee.

Friday, June 24, 2016Recreation Music Making (RMM Form)11 am
SupportMusic's Coalition on Coalitionsnoon
NAMM Foundation Networking Reception4 pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016Ukulele Circlenoon
33rd Annual American Eagle Awards1 pm
All-industry Drum Circle 2 pm