NAMM Foundation Events at The 2019 NAMM Show

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Planning your 2019 NAMM Show schedule? Add these NAMM Foundation events to your calendar and see you there!

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

The College Music Society-GenNext Plenary featuring Sugartone Brass Band

9:30-10 am
Hilton, Level 2, California Ballroom C/D

Kick off GenNext @ The NAMM Show with an inspiring performance by the Sugartone Brass Band, followed by a Q&A moderated by The NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen. Gather information and get inspired to maximize your NAMM Show adventure.

GenNext at The 2019 NAMM Show

The College Music Society-GenNext Sessions

10:30 am-2:30 pm
Hilton Anaheim, Hilton, Lower Level, Catalina 6 & 7

The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society (CMS) present exclusive programming for career and professional development. View educational sessions and learn more.

Nonprofit Management Institute at The 2019 NAMM Show

Nonprofit Management Institute

12 – 3 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center

A series of six progressive sessions that cover best practices, fundraising, communication and governance, with a certificate of completion to those who complete the series. View educational sessions and learn more.

Nonprofit Networking Reception

4 – 5 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center 

Network with, and learn more about, the organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music. Refreshments served.

Black Violin at the 2019 NAMM Show

The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education Concert Presents Black Violin

6 – 8 pm
NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage

“Black  Violin  upends  cultural  and  musical  stereotypes...an  unexpected  blend  of  classically  trained musicianship  and  hip-hop  beats  and  inventiveness.” —The  Miami  Herald  

The NAMM Foundation celebrates music education on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza with musical guests Black Violin! Black  Violin is  composed  of  classically trained  violist  and  violinist  Wil  B. and  Kev Marcus,  who  combine  their classical  training  and  hip-hop  influences to create  a  distinctive  multi-genre  sound that is  often  described  as “classical  boom.”  Black  Violin  has  shared  stages  with top  names  including Kanye  West,  Aerosmith and Tom Petty,  and has  creatively  collaborated with the  likes  of  Wu-Tang  Clan,  Wyclef  Jean and Alicia Keys.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

The College Music Society-GenNext Sessions

10:30 am-2:30 pm
Hilton, Lower Level, Catalina 6 & 7

The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society (CMS) present exclusive programming for career and professional development. View educational sessions and learn more.

Coalition on Coalition at The 2019 NAMM Show

Coalition on Coalitions for Music Education Advocacy

12-1:30 pm
Hilton, Level 4, A9 

In September 2018, Congress passed a FY19 spending bill which provides $1.17 billion for Title IV-A SSAE grants. Join your NAMM colleagues for an interactive workshop to learn about best practices for state and district-level advocacy efforts to access these funds for music education. Lunch provided. RSVP here.

Nonprofit Management Institute

12-3 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center

A series of six progressive sessions that cover best practices, fundraising, communication and governance, with a certificate of completion to those who complete the series. View educational sessions and learn more.

Roomful of Pianos: “The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

5:30-6 pm
ACC, Level 3, Lounge 88

Roomful of Pianos features piano compositions and arrangements for 15 piano players. Friday night Roomful features Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897) arranged by Jeffrey Shumway, Conductor: Kimo Furumoto. Learn more.

All-industry Drum Circle at The 2019 NAMM Show

All-industry Drum Circle   

5:45 – 7 pm
Between Hilton and ACC, Palm Terrace, Outside  

Drum up enthusiasm for music making at NAMM’s annual All-industry Drum Circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration! Blow off some steam and get ideas for setting up fun, group-based Community Music Making experiences. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc. 

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

The Grand Rally for Music Education at The 2019 NAMM Show

The Grand Rally for Music Education Featuring Conductor/Composer Eric Whitacre

9:30 – 10:30 am
Hilton, Level 2, California Ballroom C/D 

Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre headlines The Grand Rally for Music Education, featuring audience participation in choral arrangements directed by Whitacre. Special ENCORE viewing of Deep Field, a new film by Mr. Whitacre inspired by the iconic Hubble Telescope Deep Field images. Featuring pre-show performance by trumpet soloist Jonathan Dely. RSVP to sign up to sing.

Music Education Days at The 2019 NAMM Show

Music Educator Showcases 

12-3 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center

Learn about innovative tools and services relevant to today’s music classroom, including resources that allow music to be purchased as digital notation files and programs that jump-start a group guitar program. Followed by 15 minute networking session with presenters. Learn more

Careers in Music Summit

4 – 5 pm
ACC, Level 1, Hall C Lobby, Idea Center

What does it take to have a successful career in the music industry? Find out firsthand at this special session, hosted by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. In a series of up-close interviews, Lamond will speak with a diverse lineup of music industry professionals, including artist J. Dash; Randy Shayler, owner and CEO of Zeswitz Music; and Heather Farr Edwards, PR and communications manager of Reverb. They’ll discuss their career trajectories and share practical insights for long-term success. Walk away with new ideas and inspiration to take your career to the next level. This event is dedicated to SUNY Potsdam alumnus and longtime music industry icon Sandy Feldstein.

GenNext Faculty Mixer

5:30-7 pm
Hilton, Level 14, Vista Lounge

College music faculty are invited by The NAMM Foundation to a special reception to show our appreciation for all that you do to cultivate the next generation of music makers and industry professionals. Beverages and light appetizers provided. RSVP here.

Roomful of Pianos: "Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes"

5:30-6 pm
ACC, Level 3, Lounge 88

Roomful of Pianos features piano compositions and arrangements for 30 piano players. Saturday night’s repertoire Claude Debussy, Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes (1899) arranged by Jed Distler (world premiere), Conductor: Kimo Furumoto. Learn more.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2018

Community Music Making Brunch & Learn

11 am-12 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center

Connect with your community as a music-making destination!  The Community Music Making Brunch & Learn is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music-makers. Enjoy a live musical experience from the infectious Luongo Ukulele Ensemble and listen to interviews with members of the band. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

Ukulele Circle at The 2019 NAMM Show

Ukulele Circle

1 – 2 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

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. We provide the ukes, you provide the smiles and learn how to create a uke community. Facilitated by Ukulenny. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.

Guitar Circle

3 – 4 pm
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Member Center

Strum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.

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