The City of Anaheim and NAMM: Bringing Music Back to Anaheim Schools

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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Recorded live from The 2017 NAMM Show, episode 34 includes an interview with Jay Burress, President and CEO of Visit Anaheim.

“We wanted NAMM to be able to continue to grow and share music with the world, and so we wanted to expand our convention center,” said Burress. “We're adding two hundred thousand square feet of flexible space that's going to allow groups like NAMM to grow their exhibit space needs.”

Anaheim and NAMM have formed a great partnership that benefits NAMM attendees, citizens of Anaheim, the city of Anaheim, and NAMM. The NAMM Foundation’s Mary Luehrsen sat down with Burress to discuss this symphonic partnership.

Sound Bites from the Podcast

“You can see the mountains in the background, stages everywhere and people in love with music. That's what brings the energy to [The NAMM Show].” - Jay Burress

“When we go into schools, which years ago had to cut out their music education, and NAMM bring[s] musicians [and] instruments…you're seeing music education start to come back.” - Jay Burress

“You see [kids] just light up when NAMM comes in, to help them. It really is changing communities around the world.” - Jay Burress

“We consider the NAMM family our family, and we all build towards this couple-of-week celebration of music that we have here. We are connected at the hip, and a lot of very successful convention destinations have that signature event, and for us, it's definitely NAMM, so we're proud.” - Jay Burress

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education. Host Mary Luehrsen chats with teachers, parents, students and community leaders who share stories about what they are doing to create music learning opportunities. Please download, share and subscribe to keep up with the stories that make a difference in music education advocacy.

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