Music in the News: Articles & News

  • MAC Corner: Starting A Music Booster Organization

    School music booster organizations can be a tremendous asset to a school music program. These groups can also become a director’s worst nightmare. Booster organizations, like any group or business, must be well-planned and organized. By ​Dr. Charles T. Menghini. Excerpt from SBO (School, Band and Orchestra), Nov. 4, 2018, Digital Issue.
  • The NAMM Foundation Announces The 2019 President’s Innovation Award Recipients

    The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 71 college music students with the organization’s prestigious President’s Innovation Award.
  • The Best Communities for Music Education sought by The NAMM Foundation

    -Twentieth anniversary of the program to celebrate music education across the U.S.-
  • The Music Achievement Council Announces November 15th as the Inaugural “First Performance National Day of Celebration”

    -This successful music education program is now spotlighted nationally - by designating a day each November to celebrate young students’ very first performance and transformational power of music making-
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas

    Researchers Find that Districts and Schools Honored Have Common Traits, Including Consistent Funding and Strong Community Support for Music “…students in quality music programs are consistently more proficient in other subjects and develop many ancillary life-long skills.” Kansas University Researcher and professor Christopher Johnson

    Congratulations to the 135 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation! A SupportMusic Merit Award is an opportunity for an individual school (public, private, parochial or charter) to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a "school-only" distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program.
  • 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Districts

    Congratulations to the 583 school districts that are among the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.