Music in the News: Articles & News

  • NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas Announce Best Communities in the U.S. for Music Education

    New Federal Education Law, ESSA, Defines Music as Part of “a Well-Rounded Education,” Districts and Communities Recognized by the NAMM Foundation Serve as Models
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • SupportMusic Sessions LIVE at NASMD

    Registered to attend NASMD in Orlando, Florida? Attend our SupportMusic sessions on Thursday, March 31- Saturday April 2.
  • Nashville’s Goal For A Better Community With Music Makes Us

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode one today!
  • The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) To Perform at The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) will perform at The Super Bowl halftime show, alongside Coldplay.

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