Music Education: Articles & News

  • 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.
  • Engaging Children in Active Scholastic Music Making

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode five today!
  • NAMM Exhibitor Gives Back

    NAMM Member John McCarthy of Rock House Method, and celebrity artist, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, held one of their philanthropic Wimbash concert events at the recent 2016 NAMM Show to help raise money for The NAMM Foundation’s Believe in Music Fund.
  • Celebrate Music Education from St. Croix Falls, WI

    The NAMM Foundation continues their SupportMusic Community Forum Tour, celebrating with St. Croix Falls School District.
  • Music Education Innovations from the United States to China

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode four today!
  • NAMM Foundation Boosts Music Education in High-Risk Schools

    Grants totaling $142,550 support budding arts programs designed to help turnaround low-achieving schools
  • Music In Nashville Schools Defined by Relentless Energy

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode three today!
  • NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In

    The 12th NAMM Advocacy Fly-in is set for May 23-26 in Washington DC.

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