Music Education: Articles & News

  • 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.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    The Grand Ambassadors of Music Ed: “Weird Al” Yankovic and Canadian Brass

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode nine today!
  • Chasing Opportunity: How The President’s Innovation Award Changes Lives

    Jon Giroux was a President’s Innovation Award Winner in 2013 and attended both 2013 and 2014 NAMM shows and worked as with a D'Addario intern in their booth at the exhibit hall.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Music Education Background Pushes Black Violin to Success

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

    Band Students at Grand Nationals a Part of Something Remarkable

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode seven today!
  • NAMM Emphasizes the Vital Advocacy Role of School Music Dealers at the NASMD Annual Convention

    The important role of school music advocacy on the Federal, State and District level, was a highlight at the NASMD Annual Convention.
  • 2016 SupportMusic Merit Award Schools

    The NAMM Foundation has recognized 118 schools across the nation with the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), honoring individual schools that have demonstrated strong support for and commitment to music education.
  • 2016 Best Communities for Music Education Districts

    The NAMM Foundation has recognized 476 school districts across the United States as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts. Now in its 17th year, BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.
  • MAC Corner: Music Parents We Coudn't Do Without Them!

    The more that parents become involved, the better they like it and the more we come to realize that they are the backbone of our programs. They are our advocates, our assistants, our friends, our worker bees and our financial planners to name a few of the roles they fill and all we have to do is get them involved. The key to engagement is communication! This article provides a number of strategies to get your parents on board as a crucial part of your team.

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