Foundation News: Articles & News

  • Focusing on the Classroom: Music Content Standards

    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.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Music for All

    Music for All, the charity arm of the United Kingdom’s Music Industries Association, is a 11-year NAMM Foundation grantee that inspires more music makers through their outreach programs like Learn to Play Day and Make Music Day.
  • From The Desk of Mary: A Robust Thank You To All Who Participated in Make Music Day

    As the sponsor of Make Music Day and on behalf of The NAMM Foundation, thank you to all who served as "community organizers" for various events, large and small. We applaud your efforts to create a more musical world. Play on!
  • NAMM Members and Nashville Locals Create Music at Summer NAMM

    Community music-making events at 2018 Summer NAMM encouraged world-wide participation in music making.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Dallas Wind Symphony

    The NAMM Foundation has partnered with the Dallas Wind Symphony for eight years, bolstering their outreach efforts and sponsoring students to attend the Dallas Winds summer Band Camp.
  • Country Artists Sound off on Music in Schools

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Fans of country music are encouraged to download and listen today.
  • From The Desk of Mary: Planets Align for Global Day of Music

    For all of us that believe in music, its inherent value to every human being and its potential to 'save us all,' the planets truly do align on June 21 as the northern hemisphere Summer Solstice marks the jubilant and global Make Music Day.
  • 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.

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