Foundation News: Articles & News

  • Roomful of Pianos Interview with Composer and Conductor Keith McCutchen

    Composer and conductor Keith McCutchen is Director of Choral Activities at Kentucky State, as well as a jazz pianist who has performed with the likes of bassist Richard Davis, saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, and trumpeter Wayne Bergeron. We recently caught up with Dr. McCutchen to hear about his new piece for The 2018 NAMM Show's Roomful of Pianos in January.
  • Grantee Spotlight: SongwritingWith:Soldiers

    One of this year’s NAMM Foundation grantees is SongwritingWith:Soldiers, an organization that uses songwriting as a catalyst for personal reflection and change. Their unique model pairs professional songwriters with veterans in retreat and workshop settings, offering participants a way to tell their stories, rebuild trust, release pain and forge relationships.
  • Supporting Music Education: The Art of Teaching

    Music educators are encouraged to watch “Tips for Success” videos (brought to you by The Music Achievement Council). The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs.
  • The NAMM Foundation Announces the 2018 President’s Innovation Award Winners

    Annual scholarship program helps advance careers of 94 college music students
  • From the Desk of Mary: Let’s Rally for Music Education

    "Every quarter-note that is sung, played, heard and loved, contributes to the positivity and meaning of our lives together in our global musical community." - Mary Luehrsen
  • Grantee Spotlight: San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)

    One of this year’s NAMM Foundation grantees is San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, a nonprofit organization that has given thousands of young musicians the opportunity to study and perform classical music at an advanced level.
  • Supporting Music Education: Choose to Teach

    Music educators are encouraged to watch “Tips for Success” videos (brought to you by The Music Achievement Council). The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs.
  • Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America

    The Museum of Making Music's special exhibition entitled “FLOATING STRINGS: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” opened on Saturday, October 14th. The exhibition is one of the world’s foremost harp guitar scholars, and will include over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument. In addition to the stunning display of instrumental craftsmanship, the exhibition also looks at the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today. Through April 2018, the special exhibition explores the past, present and future of this extraordinary instrument.
  • Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, Jon Blanchette, Reflects on Working for a NAMM Retailer

    Jon Blanchette, a 2015 Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, gained experience in the music products industry working with NAMM member Rick’s Musical Instruments in Cumberland, RI. Blanchette experienced working in the industry firsthand while learning to repair brass instruments.
  • Legendary Songwriter and Producer Artie Kornfeld, on Meeting Fats Domino and Promoting the Woodstock Festival

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 38 today!

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