SupportMusic Coalition: Articles & News

  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Music Education Advocate and NAMM Member Mark Despotakis on Bringing Everyone to The Table

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 87 featuring NAMM member Mark Despotakis.
  • Music Creation Programs

    How to Create Music Programs in Your Community

    Creating music programs in your community is easier than you think! The NAMM Foundation presents music-making activities and resources for NAMM members and community organizations to spread the joys and benefits of making music.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    The Drum Corps Experience with Innovator Bob Morrison

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 81 featuring guest Bob Morrison, founder of Quadrant Arts Education Research, the nation’s leading arts education research and intelligence organization.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Everyone with a Heartbeat Has Rhythm

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 65 featuring guest host guest host Claire Kreger-Boaz, Senior Project Manager at The NAMM Foundation, and guest Joshua Simonds, Executive Director of the Percussive Arts Society.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    The Secret Sauce to Having an Accomplished Marching Band is…

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 64 featuring guest host James Stephens, director of advocacy and educational resources at Music for All.

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