NAMM Foundation Events at The 2020 NAMM Show

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Planning your 2020 NAMM Show schedule? Add these NAMM Foundation events to your calendar and see you there!

The 2020 NAMM Show takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) in Anaheim, Ca, and NAMM Foundation event locations include the NAMM Member Center in the ACC, the Anaheim Hilton and more.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

The NAMM Foundation Day of Service
7:30 am–12 pm
Local Anaheim School

Each year The NAMM Foundation invites NAMM members to participate in an annual Day of Service in Anaheim, CA to kick off The NAMM Show and to support the initiative to provide every child in the district with the opportunity for a well-rounded education that includes music. Learn more.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Melodica Men at The NAMM Show

GenNext College Music Society (CMS) Kickoff Featuring The Melodica Men

9:30–10 am
Hilton Anaheim, Cal C/D

The Melodica Men are a musical duo who have gained an international following for their fun and virtuosic melodica playing. Their live show upholds the integrity of classical music while making it fun and accessible, and also includes a wide variety of genres from video game music to rock. Presented by The NAMM Foundation. 

The NAMM Show

GenNext College Music Society (CMS) Sessions

10:15 am–4:45 pm
Hilton Anaheim, Level 4

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The NAMM Show

Nonprofit Management Institute

12–3 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

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The NAMM Show

The NAMM Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Reception

4–5 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

Network with Top 100 NAMM members and learn more about music nonprofit organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music. Refreshments served.

Yamaha Presents The NAMM Foundation’s Celebration of Music Education Concert

6–8 pm
NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

The NAMM Show

GenNext College Music Society (CMS) Sessions

8:30 am–2 pm

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SupportMusic Coalition on Music Education Advocacy

12–1:30 pm
Hilton Anaheim, Level 4, A9 El Capitan AB

The Coalition on Coalitions is a working group made up of NAMM members and their networks working on state-level music and arts education advocacy efforts. Join you NAMM colleagues for an interactive workshop covering best practices to move and improve state-level policies, funding and advocacy for music and arts education. Lunch provided. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

The NAMM Show

Nonprofit Management Institute

12 – 4 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

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The NAMM Show

All-industry Drum Circle   

5–6 pm
Palm Terrace

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.

  Roomful of Pianos

Roomful of Pianos Performance

5:30–6 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Lounge 88

Each January, one of the country’s greatest musical possibilities is hidden in plain sight. Over 100 pianos - polished, tuned, and ready to play – are presented in Lounge 88 at The NAMM Show. Roomful of Pianos festivities continue in 2020 with two rhapsodic nights of multipiano masterpieces, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos. Friday, Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 arranged for 30 pianists. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

Bobby McFerrin at The NAMM Show

The Grand Rally for Music Education Presents Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5

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

The Grand Rally for Music Education presents an intimate performance with innovative vocalist and instrumentalist Bobby McFerrin. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. Presented by The NAMM Foundation with preshow entertainment by The Langley Ukulele Ensemble and The Legacy Ukulele Ensemble and featuring winners of the A Cappella at NAMM contest.

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Music Educator Showcases (MED) Showcases

12–3 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

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IMSTA @ NAMM

IMSTA Songwriting Competition @ NAMM

12–3 pm
Hilton Anaheim, C13

Aspiring songwriters currently enrolled in college or university music programs are invited to have their original music heard by industry professionals, to receive their feedback, and to possibly win a trip to Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece! Learn more.

A Cappella @ NAMM

2–2:40 pm
NAMM Pioneer Pro Audio Arena Plaza Stage

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 on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Learn more.

Careers in Music Summit Featuring Jonathan Dely

4–5:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Idea Center

Moderator: Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO
Speakers: Jonathan Dely, and more announced at a later date 

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 award-winning trumpet soloist Jonathan Dely; Tim Spicer, owner of Spicer’s Music; and Laura Escudé, artist and CEO of Electronic Creatives. 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 new heights. This event is dedicated to SUNY Potsdam alumnus and longtime music industry icon Sandy Feldstein.

GenNext Faculty Mixer

5:307 pm
Hilton Anaheim, Level 14, Vista Lounge

College music faculty are invited to a special mixer hosted by The NAMM Foundation. RSVP requested

Roomful of Pianos

Roomful of Pianos Performance

5:30–6 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Lounge 88

Each January, one of the country’s greatest musical possibilities is hidden in plain sight. Over 100 pianos - polished, tuned, and ready to play – are presented in Lounge 88 at The NAMM Show. Roomful of Pianos festivities continue in 2020 with two rhapsodic nights of multipiano masterpieces, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos. Saturday, Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody arranged for 30 pianists. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

The NAMM Show

Ukulele Circle
11 am–12 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.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #NAMMShow to share photographs of your time in Anaheim, California.

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