Music Educators Gather at The 2018 NAMM Show to Discover ‘What’s New’ in Music Education

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Each January, music educators from across the U.S. gather in southern California for Music Education Days at The NAMM Show. The program offers music teachers and administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.

MED programming included The Grand Rally for Music Education, Music Educator Showcases, and the Recruitment and Retention Forum presented by Marcia Neel.

Here’s what attendees had to say about The 2018 NAMM Show:

“I had such a positive experience participating in this year’s Music Educator Showcase. It provided me with the opportunity to connect directly with music educators letting them know about how Alfred Music can be their partner in professional development. The contacts made as a result were key and we look forward to participating in the future!” - Alex R. Ordoñez, Vice President, Marketing Alfred Music

“The Music Education Days program at The 2018 NAMM Show was a wonderful opportunity for educators to come together and hear about the latest innovations relevant to music education. Educators heard brief summaries from a wide variety of companies and were given time to make personal connections with those that were directly relevant to them. I hope to see this event continue to inspire educators in the coming years.” - Brittany Bauman, Director of Music Education, Nuvo Instrumental LLC

"BandLab was really excited to share the beta launch of our specially tailored music creation and collaboration platform, BandLab for Education at the Music Educator Showcase. The format was fast paced and fun, and gave teachers a taste of what was on the show floor. The showcase is an efficient way for teachers to quickly scope what's out there so they can hunt down things that pique their interest. We hope that music educators left our presentation with the message that there's a new free, safe, music creation tool out there that they can easily roll out their classrooms today!" - Lauren Hendry Parsons, Global Communications Lead, BandLab Technologies 

"Becoming involved in the Music Educator Showcases anchored my first NAMM Show experience, gave some structure to my days at the show, and made me feel like my contributions were valued. As a music educator and technologist seeking an all-encompassing professional development and networking experience, NAMM SHOW '18 definitely filled the bill." -  Tess Nielsen, D.M.A., Adjunct Professor of Music, College of Performing Arts Rowan University

“The Music Educator Showcases allow NAMM exhibitors a quick and easy way to present their products and services to this valuable group of ‘purchase influencers’. The response from our NAMM Exhibitors has been phenomenal.” - Eric Ebel, Senior Project Manager, The NAMM Foundation

"Music Educator Showcases create a rare opportunity for the nation's most influential educators and social advocates to gather and imagine the future of music education. The purposeful and approachable programming is designed to empower and challenge participants all while providing tangible resources and creating opportunities for networking and collaboration." - Christopher Schroeder, Directory of Community Engagement, Conservatory Lab Charter School, Boston, MA

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