Foundation News: Articles & News

  • The NAMM Foundation Announces $675k in Music Making Grants to Twenty-Five Organizations

    The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) has announced that the organization will benefit 25 music making organizations to a total sum of $675,000. The beneficiaries hail from all corners of the world and while each is unique in the instruction and areas it serves, the beneficiaries share in the Foundation’s mission creating and supporting access to quality music education programs to inspire a life-long love of music making.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Coalition for Music Education in Canada

    The Coalition for Music Education in Canada, a 16-year NAMM Foundation Music Making Grantee, was founded in 1992 to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition’s mission is to raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people.
  • Grantee Spotlight: ANAFIMA

    ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional Da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A third-time NAMM Foundation grantee, ANAFIMA has utilized the grant to increase Brazil’s participation in Music Teaching Week, which aims to use education as an instrument to generate a passion for music, and Make Music Day.
  • The Role of Arts Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episodes that put a spotlight and examine the role of arts education.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Australian Music Association

    The Australian Music Association (AMA) is the voice of the music products industry and helping to grow music making in Australia. The AMA has been a NAMM Foundation grantee partner for over nine years which has enabled them to create music making opportunities both in schools and the community, which continues to benefit the industry.
  • The Landscape of Music Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episodes pertaining to the landscape of music ed today.
  • From The Desk of Mary: Keeping Music Education Strong for Years to Come

    We salute districts and schools that are working hard for music education. Our hope is for designees to celebrate this national distinction to keep music education strong for years to come.
  • Spreading the Message that Arts and Music are Part of a Well-rounded Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 48 today.
  • Jazz Great Bunny Brunel on Growing Up in France and His Musical Influences

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 45 today.
  • 583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas

    Researchers Find that Districts and Schools Honored Have Common Traits, Including Consistent Funding and Strong Community Support for Music “…students in quality music programs are consistently more proficient in other subjects and develop many ancillary life-long skills.” Kansas University Researcher and professor Christopher Johnson

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