SupportMusic Coalition: Articles & News

  • 2022 SupportMusic Merit Award Winners

    2022 SupportMusic Merit Award Schools

    Congratulations to the 80 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation!
  • Mario Moody and George Quinlin discuss why it's important to participate in the First Performance National Day of Celebration

    Host a First Performance National Day of Celebration Concert

    Mario Moody, Director of Bands at The South Holland School District 115, and George Quinlan, CEO, Quinlan and Fabish, share tips for hosting a First Performance National Day of Celebration.
  • Summer NAMM

    Attend 2021 Summer NAMM: Registration for General Attendees Opens May 14

    We Are Better Together. Join us at Summer NAMM, July 15-16, 2021. The show offers a historic and inspiring environment to network with industry leaders, attend free education sessions, explore Nashville-one of America's most musical cities-and more! Registration for general attendees opens May 14.
  • Best Communities for Music Education

    2021 Supportmusic Merit Awards Schools

    Congratulations to the 80 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation!
  • Replay the Webinar: NAMM Member Music Education Action Alert

    Become a champion for music education as part of March Music in Our School Month. An advocacy briefing webinar took place on March 2 to overview targeted and general outreach to Members of Congress. Replay the webinar today.
  • The 2021 Best Communities for Music Education program logo

    2021 Best Communities For Music Education Districts

    Congratulations to the 686 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.
  • Arts ARE Education Campaign kicks off with Virtual Town Hall

    Arts ARE Education is a new national campaign designed to support the ongoing value of music and the arts for PreK-12 students in the post-pandemic era. Take action today.
  • It's a Wrap! Thanks for Attending Believe in Music Week

    Thank you to all of the music educators, music college students and faculty, and nonprofit organizations who joined us during Believe in Music Week! Revisit your time with us by viewing event highlights. Select events can now be viewed on The NAMM Foundation YouTube channel.
  • United Through the Fundamental Language of Music

    On Jan. 22, The NAMM Foundation presented the Grand Rally for Music Education to celebrate the enduring joys and benefits of music education. To watch this special event, register for Believe in Music Week. This session will be available on demand through Feb. 28.
  • Believe in Music

    The Golden Era of Technology and Music

    On Jan. 20, Grammy Award-winning composer and pioneer of the Virtual Choir Eric Whitacre joined NAMM Foundation executive director Mary Luehrsen for a conversation about virtual music-making, its role during Covid-19 and in the years ahead.