Music Education: Articles & News

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    Title IV-A Funding: Help us Spread The Word and Tell us Your Success Stories

    The NAMM Foundation, National Association for Music Education, and Educational Theatre Association ask your help with the use of federal Title IV Part A funds. Through a brief survey, we hope to learn how Title IV-A funds, as part of Every Student Succeeds Act, are being used for music and the arts in school districts across the country.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Creating Change Through Music Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 85 featuring Steve Venz, chief program officer of Little Kids Rock -a NAMM Foundation grantee.
  • Community Music Making Sparks Joy in Southern California

    The NAMM Foundation hosted several Community Music Making (CMM) events at The 2020 NAMM Show. Programming kicked off on January 18 with the All-industry Drum Circle, and was followed by Roomful of Pianos performances on Jan.19 and 20, and a Ukulele Circle on Jan.19.
  • Future of Music: The 2020 President’s Innovation Award Recipients

    The NAMM President’s Innovation Award honors college music students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music and who are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry. Get to know a select group of the recipients!
  • MAC Corner: Defining the Difference

    Every teacher we had made a difference in our lives; some greater than others. We all aspire to make a difference in this world, our classrooms, rehearsals and performances.
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    The NAMM Foundation Recognizes 103 College Students with The President’s Innovation Award

    The NAMM Foundation has recognized 103 college music students with the organization’s President’s Innovation Award.
  • MAC Corner: The Reasons Students Stay with Music

    Now that the school year has started, it’s not too early to remember recruiting and retention. Here are the reasons students stay with music.
  • FOCUS ON ISSUES & DECISION MAKING: Music Education Research 101, Part II

    When music education advocates first sought “scientific” evidence to help protect programs, very little was known about how the brain works when making music. Today, the challenge of finding quality research is further complicated by the complexity of brain research, which covers a broad range of fields (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, developmental and neuropsychology). As a result, well-meaning advocates may grasp onto any research about music education, especially if it demonstrates a positive correlation between music and improvements in other academic areas. Inadvertently, many research results have been over-stated, over-generalized or over-promoted, causing skepticism about the motives of the advocates and relevance of the research.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Mike Reisman on Fulfilling the Music Education Vision of Late Wife and NAMM Member Liz Reisman

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 82 featuring guest Mike Reisman, President of MKTG.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Chris Martin on Expanding Music Making Opportunities

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 83 featuring guest Chris Martin, president and CEO of Martin Guitar and founding chair of The NAMM Foundation.

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