NAMM Foundation Events at The 2022 NAMM Show

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The 2022 NAMM Show is Back!

Join us June 3-5 in Anaheim, CA at The 2022 NAMM Show for an exciting in-person, music-making, career-expanding and innovative programming experience. Your favorite NAMM Foundation signature programs return with brand new offerings from, Music Education Days, GenNext, The Nonprofit Management Institute and The Grand Rally for Music Education.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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NAMM Foundation Event Highlights

The Grand Rally for Music Education

The Grand Rally for Music Education at the 2022 NAMM Show

The Grand Rally for Music Education presents the Gateways Brass Collective, the only all-Black professional brass quintet in the U.S. that tours regularly and whose repertoire includes traditional and jazz performances. Groundbreaking Composer and Conductor Eric Whitacre also takes the stage to bring live and virtual performers together in a hybrid performance of "Sing Gently" powered by JackTrip. He’ll also be in conversation with Ashley Ballou-Bonnema creator of sINgSPIRE, a virtual choir for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Pre-show performance by Mariachi Joya, named "the nation's premier Mariachi ensemble" by SBO Magazine. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Conn-Selmer, Hal Leonard, JackTrip, and Yamaha.

Representation, Technology, and Inclusion Leads to Groundbreaking Music Event Celebrating Music Educators

GenNext

GenNext College students connecting with the future of music

GenNext is a collaboration between The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society (CMS) that offers college music students and faculty access to The NAMM Show.

Friday, June 3 Sessions

Diversification: Preparing Music Students for a 21st Century Income
Presented by Donny Gruendler, The Guitar Center Company
Friday, June 3 • 10:15­–10:40 am PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C

Tomorrow’s aspiring professionals should be seeking to master popular Digital Audio Workstations, photo editing software, Non-linear-video-editing software, social media, and marketing platforms – as well as all other entrepreneurial techniques. These items, alongside the traditional real-world music skills, are our twenty-first-century recipe for success. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Cross-training in Music Technology: Lessons From the Pandemic Applied to the Future
Presented by Brett Leonard, University of Indianapolis
Friday, June 3 • 11am–12 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207 C

The modern employment landscape often rewards one’s ability to flex into multiple roles. This has been particularly apparent during the pandemic. But how can we foster interdisciplinarity? Join a discussion around how we can cross-training amongst the widely varied sub-disciplines of music technology and music writ large. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

The Power of the Project-Based Career 
Presented by Brian Kai Chin, Seattle Pacific University
Friday, June 3 • 12-1 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

Reframing vocation, career, and the moolah. As higher education is slowly responding by retooling programs to address the much-needed vocational skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century, we are also going to need to rethink our philosophies around how we conceive of our careers and our methods of making money. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Back in the Classroom: How to Combine Benefits of Technology with Instrumental Music 
Presented by Juan Gonzalez, Performer and Educator
Friday, June 3 • 1-1:30 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

Using a constructivist approach, music educators have the means to empower their students through content creation using various programs to promote creativity, collaboration, diversity, and entrepreneurship. Whether it’s a short or semester-long course, content creation will provide students with the necessary technical skills for various industries in music and beyond. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Career Day: Partnering Industry and Schools to Promote Musical Careers
Presented by Christopher Cayari, Purdue University
Friday, June 3 • 1:30–2 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C

This session will present a course project that challenged elementary education majors (classroom generalists) to consider the many musical careers and skillsets they could share with students through a semester-long Career Day Project that connected local music industry partners and school music programs. The project was designed to stretch the preconceived notions of music educators and elementary teachers, encouraging them to think beyond academic and performance/ensemble-based musical careers as viable options for students' future jobs. There was an emphasis on both the music business and entertainment industry professions. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Building Interdisciplinary Programs with Avid Learning 
Presented by Frank Cook, NextPoint Training, Inc. and Peter Folliard, Augustana University
Friday, June 3 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

Augustana University has launched a new degree program called Multimedia Entrepreneurship. Using Avid’s Learning Partner program, this interdisciplinary degree combines a minor in the student’s primary academic area of interest, a minor in entrepreneurship through its School of Business, and multimedia courses. The panel will discuss Augustana’s strategies in building the program, gaining support from faculty and administration, devising IT and personnel infrastructure, and tapping into the innovative pedagogy and technology of Avid throughout the process. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Saturday, June 4 Sessions

Music Industry Degree Outcomes: Alumni Career Paths, Skills Development, and Job Satisfaction
Presented by Josef Hanson, University of Memphis
Saturday, June 4 • 11-11:30 am PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

This presentation will synthesize the findings of a representative national survey of music industry degree recipients regarding their career trajectories post-graduation, job satisfaction, perceived development of skills while pursuing their degrees, and the extent to which they considered those skills relevant to their current work. Data for this presentation were gathered from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project’s (SNAAP) 2015-2017 surveys of arts alumni. According to SNAAP, results from these surveys are used to “enhance the impact of arts-school education,” enabling stakeholders to “look at the systemic factors that helped or hindered the career paths of alumni” (https://snaaparts.org/). Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Improv Comedy And Music Education
Presented by Jake Cassman, University of Southern California
Saturday, June 4 • 12–1 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C

Designed by Jake Cassman, a music director and performer at the world-famous Second City theater in Hollywood, this workshop gives educators the chance to learn about and participate in the activities that improvisers have used for generations to encourage play, focus and community. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Music Publishing 101: What it is and How to Start Your Own Company
Presented by McKay Tebbs, Southern Utah University
Saturday, June 4 •12–1 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207D

In this workshop, attendees will learn about what music publishing is, how it works and how to set up their own music publishing company. Attendees will then deepen their understanding of music publishing by examining the history of the Beatles music publishing catalog. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Turn Up Her Mic Session at The NAMM 2022 NAMM Show

Turn Up Her Mic: Creating Gender Equality for Music Directors
Presented by Nancy Tarr, SUNY Oneonta/Well Dunn; Anthony Parrish, HEF-D Music, LLC; and Elise Solberg, Turn Up Her Mic
Saturday, June 4 • 1-2 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

In the past 50 years of all late-night television shows there has only been one woman music director (Cheryl Hardwick on Saturday Night Live) and in reviewing over 30 major artist live concert documentaries only 3 had women music directors and they were all Beyonce films. This panel provides an in-depth discussion of the skills needed to be a music director, address gender inequality and provide concrete solutions in career development for the emerging music professional interested in touring as a professional musician and becoming a Music Director. The panelists will share their professional insight and experiences in the role of a Music Director. A “career readiness discussion” will cover the necessary steps emerging music professionals must take to prepare for a Music Director career and concrete solutions on how to close the gender gap of Music Directors and to increase leadership skills.  Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

What's It Like Out There? Insights From Recent Music Program Graduates
Presented by Storm Gloor, University of Colorado Denver; Emily Butler, The Mechanical Licensing Collective; Amanda J. Lee, Recording Academy; JJ Farrell, Music Business Association; and Jelie Jones, University of Colorado Denver   
Saturday, June 4 • 2-3 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

In this conversation we’ll hear from alumni of music programs how their education prepared them for their careers in the music industry and how it will help them excel in their roles. They’ll also share advice and recommendations for current music students and faculty based on their experiences. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society 

Advocating Diverse Career Opportunities in Music
Presented by Dr. Mike Phillips, Campbell University
Saturday, June 4 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C   

Career opportunities in the music industry extend beyond the traditional concepts of music education, performing, recording and composing however not all students are aware of the diverse opportunities that are available. This session explores the need for advocacy for nontraditional careers in the music. From hard goods, soft goods, interactive goods to people and culture –the opportunities are available for the taking. Discover how to be a part of ensuring these opportunities are front and center for students considering careers in the music industry. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society   

Sunday, June 5 Sessions

No One Succeeds Alone: Why A Healthy Music Ecosystem Is Critical To Your Career
Presented by Heather Mansell, Yamaha Corporation of America; Lisa Steele-Mac Donald, Yamaha Corporation of America; and additional guests
Sunday, June 5 • 10:15-11:15 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C   

Whether you want to work in recording, music products, or performance, your future career depends on the health of the industry. A healthy ecosystem – teaching, performance, commerce – is a key factor in creating a societal appreciation and demand for music. Strengthening that ecosystem is everyone’s responsibility, so join us to find out how each segment of the industry supports industry health, and what YOU can – and must – do on your part. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society 

Practicing Creativity: Repositioning Creativity to the Center of your Music Practice
Presented by Brian Kai Chin, Seattle Pacific University
Sunday, June 5 • 12-12:30 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

Practice makes perfect.” “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Man, you need to go visit the woodshed!” We musicians have a loaded and multifaceted relationship with the word PRACTICE. Intellectually, we all understand that long hours and many years of dedicated practice are essential to our growth in talent, musicianship, and skill. And paradoxically, by the time we are in one of our many outstanding music schools and conservatories, our relationship with practice is often strained. Many of us are negatively triggered by the very word practice as it can often conjure up notions of failure and success, feel punitive for lack of ability or skill, become mind-numbing and joyless, and distance us from our intuitive and creative selves. Yet, to inspire and empower our students to become expert and unbridled practitioners is the key to building a thriving studio and to training our students for a rich future. This 25' demonstration will examine and propose alternative and supplemental methodologies for the musician and make a case for changing some of the objectives we have inherited from our teachers. With an intention to re-imagine current messaging, techniques, and beliefs around our concept of practice, self-empowerment, and creativity, it is my hope to provide alternatives and augmentations to our traditional relationships to practice. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society   

The Great Video Game Songbook: Gershwin to Graves; Kerm to Kondo
Presented by James Heazlewood-Dale, Brandeis University
Sunday, June 5 • 12:30–1 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207C

My paper explores the creative output of contemporary jazz musicians who have introduced a plethora of music from video games to the creative arena of jazz performance. Artists including the 8-Bit Big Band, insaneintherainmusic, and The Consouls are exploring new means for contemporary extemporization, reinterpretation, and expression. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society

Understanding Digital Music Rights and Revenue 
Presented by Serona Elton, University of Miami Frost School of Music 
Sunday, June 5 • 1-2 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

Every time music is streamed or downloaded, revenue flows to the rightsholders of the song and the recording. This session will demonstrate and explain the complex paths that digital music rights and revenue follow from the creator to the consumer and back. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with The College Music Society 

Music Education Days

Music Education Days the bedrock of learning music for all people

Music Education Days offers K-12 music teachers and school administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today's music classrooms.

Friday, June 3 Sessions

Experience & Explore Developmental Guitar & Ukulele Instruction for Young Learners 
Presented by Jessica Baron and Dan Decker, Guitars in the Classroom
Friday, June 3 • 2-3 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206B 

Open the door to positive guitar and ukulele learning for elementary students with this workshop. You'll experience an easy, developmentally accessible and highly motivating approach to integrating ukulele and guitar instruction into general or instrumental music education with SmartStart Guitar, and SmartStart Ukulele author, and Guitars in the Classroom's founder, executive director, Jess Baron. Bring your instrument or share one provided by GITC for hands-on learning. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Guitars in The Classroom 

Bach or Billie Eilish?  Classical or Contemporary?  Why Not Both? Using the Guitar to Connect to Your Students Where They Are 
Presented by Glen McCarthy, George Mason University and Teaching Guitar Workshops 
Friday, June 3 • 2-3 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

The Guitar is the perfect vehicle to introduce all styles of music. In this workshop we will address the techniques necessary to play various styles including a 4 letter word: jazz! Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with GAMA 

Exploring SEL Strategies with The String Queens 
Presented by Élise Sharp and Kendall Isadore, The String Queens 
Friday, June 3 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206 

The String Queens trio has designed a professional development workshop that provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a pedagogical journey employing a variety of interactive activities and individual reflections that equip them with concrete and actionable skills and strategies to create or enhance an educational environment centered in the five core components of social-emotional learning as a means to deliver engaging and emotionally-fulfilling content in direct relationship to a particular subject. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Save the Music Foundation and the American String Teachers Association 

Ukulele Educator Workshop #1: Utilizing The Ukulele as a Melody Instrument
Presented by Peter Luongo and James Hill
Friday, June 3 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D

For many music students ‘learning to play music’ is defined as being able to play what they sing – the melody line! The first session in this 3-part series addresses this aspect of music-making.

The ability to play notes is easily attained on the ukulele and can be achieved through the realization that each fret represents a pitch that leads to playing melodies. This is effectively attained as students learn to play scales. Furthermore, they are then able to develop the ability to read music notation and/or tablature, to play simple melodies by ear, to gain an understanding of basic concepts of rhythm, and to play as part of an ensemble when harmony lines are added.

The audience at this session will be invited to participate in learning to play melodies, scales, and musical arrangements along with a demonstration group while observing the pedagogical approaches used by Peter and James. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co., the Legacy Ukulele Ensemble, Uketropolis.com, and the Langley Ukulele Association.

Music Tech: A Pandemic Necessity that Every Music Educator Should Keep
Presented by Dave Gerhart, Danielle Collins and Rich Gordon
Friday, June 3 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206B

During the pandemic, music educators relied on aspects of music technology for remote learning. These tools can – and should – continue to be used. The panelists will introduce the technology that they incorporated during online teaching and provide recommendations about how they continue to use technology in their classrooms for composition, performance, communication, and more. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME, and Yamaha Corp of America.

Ukulele Educator Workshop #2: Utilizing The Ukulele as a Harmony Instrument
Presented by Peter Luongo and James Hill
Friday, June 3 • 4-5 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207D

The ukulele is commonly used as an instrument to accompany songs that are being sung and provide a fun, easy introduction to music-making. But there is so much more to be gained by examining this aspect of playing the instrument. Learning to play chords is foundational to developing an understanding and relationships of harmony and melody, and between beat and rhythm. The use of chords is also integral in teaching key components of music literacy and in having learners expand their music-making experiences and develop the ability to play by ear.

The audience at this session will be invited to participate along with a demonstration group as they learn to play chords and examine the relationships between melody and harmony, and beat and rhythm. They will also be invited to observe the pedagogical approaches used by Peter and James.

Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co, the Legacy Ukulele Ensemble, Uketropolis.com, and the Langley Ukulele Association.

Music Notation Software For All Music Educators
Presented by Ted Scalzo, MakeMusic, Inc.
Friday, June 3 • 5-6 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 206 B

This session explores the Finale music notation tool from a music education perspective: from 1000s of pre-done worksheets to the latest sharing feature that gets your music into the hands of others at the click of a button. Learn about new revisions to this iconic platform that have been redesigned with music educators in mind. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME and MakeMusic, Inc. 

Ukulele Educator Workshop #3: Using the Ukulele to Teach and Develop Choral Singing
Presented by Peter Luongo and James Hill
Friday, June 3 • 5-6 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207D

The ukulele has the potential to be a great asset in developing choral singing and creating harmony vocal parts. As learners become aware of the notes located within each chord tones can be selected which can be sung as a harmony line. As chord changes occur through a song a complete harmony line is formed and easily learned. Furthermore, utilizing multiple strings results in multiple parts being created. These parts are easily replicated and can be played to assist the student as the musical line is being learned. it can be easily replicated and played as it is being learned.

The audience at this session will learn to use the ukulele to help create vocal harmonies and develop two and three-part vocal arrangements. They will see pedagogical approaches used by Peter and James and be invited to participate along with a demonstration group.

Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co, the Legacy Ukulele Ensemble, Uketropolis.com, and the Langley Ukulele Association.

Saturday, June 4 Sessions

Music Administration Collaborative. Plan Your Program’s Success: Getting Started with Strategic Arts Planning 
Presented by Michael Stone, Bakersfield City School District 
Saturday, June 4 • 8:20-9:10 am PT 
Hilton, Lower Level, Catalina One 

Strategic planning is a key ingredient to growing and building a nationally-recognized music education program! In this session, Michael Stone will share a strategic planning process for creating a Strategic Arts Plan that will come from teachers and provide values, vision, and mission for all stakeholders associated with the arts education program. Specific program outcomes from the Bakersfield City School District will be shared, including ideas on how to overcome challenges that may provide roadblocks to program sustainability and strength over time. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Conn-Selmer Music Administration Collaborative 

About The Music Administration Collaborative: A primary source of professional development, communication, and networking for today's music administrators and program leaders, the Music Administration Collaborative supports music education across America and around the globe. 

Five Important Considerations When Selecting A Ukulele
Presented by Peter Luongo
Saturday, June 4 • 11 am -12 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 207D

What are the most important things to consider when selecting a ukulele? During my 40 years as a teacher, I have purchased and commissioned a number of ukuleles for my personal use. I also purchased thousands of ukuleles for children, responded to requests for advice from teachers, and worked closely with several professional and aspiring luthiers. I even started my own line of ukes!

Through all of these experiences, I have been able to form a shortlist of 5 considerations that I believe need to be considered when selecting an instrument. I use this list when advising first-time purchasers, long-time players, and when having my own instruments built.

I’ll be sharing the 5 points, my rationale, and my experiences during this session!

Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with KALA Brand Music Co, and the Legacy Ukulele Ensemble.

NAMM Music Education Leadership “Call to Action” Summit 
Presented by Mary Luehrsen, James Weaver, Lynn Tuttle, Kendall Isadore, Elise Sharp, Bob Morrison and Russ Sperling
Saturday, June 4 • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ACC, Level 3, Ballroom

The Music Education Leadership “Call to Action” Summit at the 2022 NAMM Show will raise critical questions currently facing music education and its future AND frame questions, opportunities, and solutions for “what we need to work on” both collectively and individually to advance music learning opportunities. Join us for this important conversation about teacher shortages, the need for a broader music curriculum, and why we must all continue to insist that music education remains core to well-rounded learning opportunities for all students. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

Rethinking Music Education in the Post Covid-19 World 
Presented by Jim Frankel, MusicFirst 
Saturday, June 4 • 12-1 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206 B 

This session looks at the impact of Covid-19 on music education programs, teachers' use of technology, and the potential changes to music education moving forward as a result of that experience.  I will focus on the three musician model, coined by Morton Subotnick, which consists of listeners, performers, and creators, and how technology can help balance out the focus for music educators.  Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME and MusicFirst 

Teacher Tech Talk 
Presented by John Mlynczak, Hal Leonard; Barbara Freedman, Greenwich High School; Anne Fennell, San Diego Unified School District; Richard McCready, River Hill High School 
Saturday, June 4 • 1-2 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206 B 

Featuring several TI:ME Teacher of the Year winners, this all-star panel will provide insights on teaching music tech and answer all your questions! Moderated by John Mlynczak, VP of Music Education and Technology for Hal Leonard, this session will be full of knowledge and will leave you energized for the next school year.  Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME 

Music Administration Collaborative. What's the Best Use of Your Time?  Efficiency, yes.  But What Are You Actually Doing? 
Saturday, June 4 • 1:30- 2:20 pm PT 
Hilton, Lower Level, Catalina One 

There is always more work to do than time available. We finish a task and we have the internal question, "what next?" No matter the job, all leaders struggle with this at some level. Many (most?) of us just keep working untold hours until we "finish," even if we know this is not sustainable. Russ Sperling will draw upon his 15 years in arts education administration to present ways of thinking about what work we should be doing so that we can reach the goals we set for ourselves and our organizations while staying healthy and sane. Presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Conn-Selmer Music Administration Collaborative 

About The Music Administration Collaborative: A primary source of professional development, communication, and networking for today's music administrators and program leaders, the Music Administration Collaborative supports music education across America and around the globe. 

Building a Nationally-Recognized Music Program: It's All About Collaborative Structures
Presented by Annamarie Bollino, Stafford County Public Schools; Michael Stone, Bakersfield City School District and Dr. Lance Nielsen Lincoln Public Schools
Saturday, June 4 • 2-3 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 206 B

Music program leaders from three NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education districts will share strategies about how to create a collaborative culture within learning communities, resulting in outstanding music education programs. Best practices will be presented in building professional learning communities, developing strategic arts plans, and fostering relationships necessary so that vibrant, dynamic music programs may flourish.

Music Administration Collaborative.  Teaching Diverse Learners 
Saturday, June 4 • 2:30-3:20 pm PT 
Hilton, Lower Level, Catalina One 

In this session, Julie Duty will explore ways to use Universal Design for Learning to remove barriers for all students in the music classroom. Attendees will learn how to make simple modifications that meet individual needs while also balancing the inherent workload facing large ensemble directors. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Conn-Selmer Music Administration Collaborative. 

About The Music Administration Collaborative: A primary source of professional development, communication, and networking for today's music administrators and program leaders, the Music Administration Collaborative supports music education across America and around the globe. 

Teach Guitar! Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask 
Presented by Glen McCarthy, George Mason University and Teaching Guitar Workshops 
Saturday, June 4 • 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D 

The guitar is an instrument that can help school music programs reach students not currently involved in music classes. Strategies for starting a guitar class and equipping the class will be presented. In this session, participants will discover the unique qualities of the instrument that make it a perfect vehicle for improvising, composing, and learning how to read music. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with GAMA.

Music Composition through Technology - Infinite Connections to Creativity & Learner-Centered Classrooms
Presented by Anne Fennell, San Diego Unified School District
Saturday, June 4 • 3-4 pm PT
ACC, Level 2, 206 B 

Join Anne Fennell as she shares sequences, integration, and application of music skills and knowledge through student-created projects in composition.  Participants will view and listen to student work, engage in dialogue, and brainstorm how to teach music composition as a stand-alone music class. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME and San Diego Unified School District

Create Cultural Inclusion and Musical Access for English Learners with Music from the Americas and Songs in Spanish, Accompanied by Developmental Guitar & Ukulele 
Presented by Jessica Baron, Guitars in the Classroom; Alisa Peres, Guitars in the Classroom 
Saturday, June 4 • 4-5 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D 

Presented by Alisa Peres, Spanish through Music Educator, Author, Guitars in the Classroom Teaching Artist, and Jessica Baron, Executive Director, Guitars in the Classroom, this session will show you how to create and teach K-8 music lessons that include and inspire Spanish-speaking English Learners, and celebrate musical traditions, cultures, and languages of the Americas through songs accompanied with guitar and ukulele. This workshop will open your ears, spark your creativity, and send you home with materials. Accompaniment and instrumental instruction provided by GITC's founder, director Jess Baron. Presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with Guitars in the Classroom

Teaching Contemporary Music Production: Building Music and Technology Skills
Presented by Barbara Freedman, Freenwich High School
Saturday, June 4 • 4-5 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206B

All students can have meaningful hands-on applied learning experience that will impact not only their music knowledge and learning but also their understanding and comfort with 21st century technology. This session will provide practical tips, techniques, and lessons for teachers to use immediately in their classroom to get started on teaching what students need to know so they can compose and produce their own contemporary music genres all while students learn music concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, accompaniment patterns, and form. We’ll also touch upon some basic production concepts needed for creating contemporary music genres including basic mixing concepts of gain staging, panning, EQ and some digital signal processing. No specific software will be addressed since these composition and production techniques can be accomplished in a variety of ways using either software or hardware. Free and paid options will be explored in this session. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME.

Teaching Strings for the Non-String Player 
Presented by Rebecca MacLeod, American String Teachers Association 
Saturday, June 4 • 4-5 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207C 

There are a number of foundational concepts that differentiate teaching wind players from teaching string players. A clear grasp of the foundations of string instruments can allow a non-string player to be extremely effective in the orchestra classroom. Basic pedagogy will be reviewed for each of the four bowed string instruments. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the American String Teachers Association. 

Sunday, June 5  Sessions

Audio and Music Education: What Your Students Need to Know to Get Great Jobs
Presented by Lee Whitmore
Sunday, June 5 • 9—10 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206B

Join Focusrite Group's Dr. Lee Whitmore as he hosts a panel with GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning producer, mixer, and engineer Rafa Sardina, and Dr. Henry Panion, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music technology director, and Stevie Wonder's conducting arranger, as they discuss what students need to know to get great jobs in music and audio. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME and the Focusrite Group.

Reimaging and Rebuilding Strings for the Future 
Presented by Rebecca MacLeod, American String Teachers Association 
Sunday, June 5 • 9—10 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D 

The time has come to reimagine string education in the United States. Who are our students and our future students, and how can we best meet their needs? This session will provide suggestions for possible changes we may consider as we rebuild our classrooms following the pandemic. Strategies for recruiting and welcoming all students, increasing student feelings of belonging, getting to know students and families, as well as best practices for classroom instruction, will be shared. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the American String Teachers Association 

Solution Based Learning Opportunities Addressing Current Topics in Music Education 
Presented by Chiho Feindler, Save the Music Foundation; Anne Fennell, San Diego Unified School District; Lynn Tuttle, American String Teachers Association  
Sunday, June 5 • 10—11 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D 

Join your music education colleagues and friends in a frank discussion about current issues facing the profession, and ways in which we can, together, discover and share solutions that are feasible and useful whether you are a teacher, an administrator, or an advocate. Join us and find the moments and opportunities where you can employ your agency and creativity to build success. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Save the Music Foundation, the California Music Educators Association and the American String Teachers Association

Music Tech Moving Forward 
Presented by John Mlynczak, Hal Leonard 
Sunday, June 5 • 10-11 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206 B 

After almost 2 years of online learning, we all have a new perspective on how technology is affecting learning. The transitional approach of "music technology" has evolved and that is affecting not only school curriculums but how products and services are being created for schools. This presentation will discuss how Hal Leonard's approach to music tech and new products has evolved in the past two years and share many exciting new resources. Presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME and Hal Leonard. 

Getting it All Done: Paradigm Shifts to Creating an Intentional Life 
Presented by Elisa Janson Jones, Conn-Selmer 
Sunday, June 5 • 11 am - 12 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 206 B 

What’s holding you back from feeling successful may surprise you, so let’s talk about the types of paradigm shifts that could help you go from feeling overwhelmed to feeling successful every day. In fact, creating an intentional life may be easier than you ever thought!  

Get out of the theoretical and into the practical and we’ll walk out of this session ready to get all the things done. This discussion will be led by two professional moms with very full lives who have tried it all and will share their tried and tested methods with you.  Presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME, and Conn-Selmer. 

Identity, Belonging, and Agency: Reflecting on Intersections of SEL and Music Education
Scott Edgar, Lake Forest College; Anne Fennell, San Diego Unified School District
Sunday, June 5 • 11 am —12 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207D 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) has become embedded into all levels of educational policy and practice leaving many music educators with the questions: What does SEL mean to me, why is this important, and how do we implement it into our music classroom? Edgar & Fennell will explore strategies for music educators to connect SEL with their educational beliefs and practices in an organic and collaborative process. All levels and areas of music education will be explored. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in Collaboration with Save the Music Foundation, and ArtsEdSEL 

Strengthen Student Well-Being and Resilience with Songwriting for Social-Emotional Learning, with Developmental Guitar and Ukulele 
Jessica Baron, Executive Director, Guitars in the Classroom and Reagan Duncan, Faculty Trainer, Guitars in the Classroom 
Sunday, June 5 • 1— 2 pm 
ACC, Level 2, 207 D 

Presented by Reagan Duncan, SEL Regional Teacher of the Year, National University and GITC Faculty Trainer, Guitars in the Classroom, and Jessica Baron, Executive Director, Guitars in the Classroom, this session will show you how to employ collaborative student songwriting to boost student resilience and well-being by teaching with CASEL competencies, Sanford Harmony Zones of Regulation, and a developmental approach that promotes authentic self-expression and 21st Century Skills. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and Guitars in the Classroom  

Teaching Guitar with Technology 
Presented by Richard McCready, River Hill High School 
Sunday, June 5 • 2-3 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207 D 

Today's music world has many options for guitarists and bassists to perform and record with technology. In this session, Richard McCready will demonstrate how to leverage these same technologies into dynamic and engaging teaching which inspires students to learn while giving them valuable 21st Century skills. Technologies demonstrated will include accompaniment and looping pedals as well as Jamstik, MIDI guitar, and interactive online jamming sites.  Presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with TI:ME. 

NonProfit Management Institute

Nonprofit Management Institue expanding equity and access to music making

The Nonprofit Management Institute provides organizations resources to grow and succeed. The program provides a certificate of completion to partner and grantee organizations, as well as to music and arts education nonprofits that complete the series.

Friday, June 3 Sessions 

An Agile Nonprofit is a Successful Nonprofit 

Agility and nimbleness are the true hallmarks of a successful nonprofit organization.  With so much learned over the past few years, it’s time to ask ourselves:  What experiences and opportunities do we carry forward; and what do we make sure we not repeat?  Build a sound foundation and anything is possible! 

Friday, June 3 • 12—1 pm  
ACC, Level 1, Member Center   

Unlocking Innovation to Up Your Nonprofit’s Game

Breakthrough ideas rarely result from supernatural Eureka inspiration. Rather, creative problem solvers possess a toolbox of techniques. In this interactive, inspiring session, participants learn powerful approaches to generating remarkable solutions. Led by David Cutler, one of the world’s leading voices on arts leadership, career, and entrepreneurship training. All attendees receive Cutler’s new full-color, illustrated book The GAME of Innovation. 

Friday, June 3 • 1—2 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 207 D 

Saturday, June 4 Sessions 

Beyond Good Intentions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Programming, Operations, and Governance 

While equity, diversity and inclusion must be embedded into all aspects of a successful and thriving nonprofit organization, it must also be explicit and intentional.  This session explores strategies, programs and outcomes – some successful and some not – with the goal of adding sustainability and wellness to your organization. 

Saturday, June 4 • 1—2 pm PT 
ACC, Level 1, Member Center 

Reevaluate Your Mission and Vision to Meet the Needs of Your Community 

Avoid becoming obsolete to the community you serve by adapting your mission and vision to meet their needs during times of great change—for better or worse.  To stay relevant, we must frequently ask ourselves: Who is our audience? What do we do and why do we do it?  What is missing?  Join us for a candid conversation that will not only provide answers but help us to ask harder questions. 

Saturday, June 4 • 2—3 pm PT 
ACC, Level 1, Member Center 

Special Events

The Grand Rally for Music Education

Grand Rally for Music Education at The 2022 NAMM Show

The Grand Rally for Music Education is a celebration of music educators and community organizations that make it possible for equitable access to music education for students of all ages and abilities. This event features a variety of performers of all ages who all have a story to tell about music making has/had a positive impact on their lives. It culminates with an interview and performance with an outstanding artist who has demonstrated care for equity and access to music education and/or who has benefited greatly by music education.  This artist has presented a SupportMusic Champion award for their commitment to music making and to music education. Previous recipients include Bobby McFerrin, Vanessa Carlton, Weird Al Yankovic, Black Violin, Eric Whitacre, and Moby

Careers in Music Summit, featuring BYOS

Careers in Music Summit at The 2022 NAMM Show

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. 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.

Saturday, June 4 • 4-5 pm PT
ACC, Level 1, NAMM Idea Center

Music Making Experiences at The NAMM Show

 

Drum Circle at The 2022 NAMM Show

 

Uke circle at The NAMM Show

The NAMM Foundation presents music-making experiences for those who attend The NAMM Show.  Attendees can participate in the All-industry Drum Circle as well as the Ukulele Circle.  The events engage first-time and seasoned music makers, and instruments are provided for all.  

These only-at-The NAMM show music-making experiences are truly a celebration of community!

"Drumming is not about filling up space with notes. It's really about making space for other people's creativity," said Arthur Hull, facilitator of the All-industry Drum Circle at The NAMM Show.

Uke circle at The NAMM Show

Introducing NAMM Show+

NAMM Show Plus

For the first time, select content and experiences from The 2022 NAMM Show will be shared through a new, unified and interactive platform, NAMM Show+.  NAMM Show+ will be available worldwide, will be accessible 24/7 on mobile or desktop, and will connect brands and attendees in ways never experienced at The NAMM Show before.

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