Music Education: Articles & News

  • A Past NAMM Innovation Award Student Shares Her Success

    As a President’s Innovation Award Winner in 2015, Rebecca Scholldorf attended her first NAMM Show in Anaheim, where she was able to learn about and connect with the industry firsthand. We followed up with Rebecca to discuss her experience at The NAMM Show and life after college.
  • A Look Into Dallas Wind Symphony’s Band Camp: By Alum, Juan Alonso

    The NAMM Foundation supports their summer band camp that provides at-risk and underserved students from the Dallas Independent School District the chance to attend a unique summer band camp presented by the professional musicians of The Dallas Wind Symphony.
  • Oklahoma City Schools Provide Instruments to Eager Band Students

    The important role of music education is on display in Oklahoma City.
  • Tip for Music Educators: Advocate by Telling Your Story

    Tips for Success brought to you by the Music Achievement Council help answer a range of questions, from how to prepare an instrument replacement plan to how to expand the learning power of music. These tips are complemented by short videos.
  • Learn to Frame Your Music Education Message

    SupportMusic’s Coalition on Coalitions at Summer NAMM explored arts education advocacy ecosystems and strategies to realize the new opportunities available through ESSA, the new federal education law.
  • Tip for Music Educators: How to Gather Support for Quality Arts Education

    Tips for Success brought to you by the Music Achievement Council help answer a range of questions, from how to prepare an instrument replacement plan to how to expand the learning power of music. These tips are complemented by short videos and will enhance the user’s experience.
  • The NAMM Foundation Grants $600k to Music Education Programs

    The NAMM Foundation has announced that through the remainder of the 2016, the organization will make $600,000 in grants to 18 music education programs.
  • A World Where All Kids Play Music

    On Thursday, May 26, U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King joined Director of NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations Mary Luehrsen for an exclusive, LIVE webcast to discuss the new federal education law (ESSA) and its goals for all children to receive a well-rounded education.
  • Band Life is Family

    NAMM members and musician Bernie Williams participated in a Day of Service, as part of the 2016 NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, by coaching students and making music at Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy.
  • Music Advocacy: Now the Real Work Starts

    Last December’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was a big win for music education, but that necessarily doesn’t mean it will trickle down to the schools in your community. Making that a reality is now up to you.

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