SupportMusic Coalition: Articles & News

  • Arts ARE Education National Advocacy Campaign

    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.
  • Believe in Music Week

    Composer Eric Whitacre Converses with Imogen Heap and Chats Virtual Music Making During Believe in Music Week

    Composer Eric Whitacre and Grammy winner Imogen Heap discuss virtual music making during Believe in Music Week, Jan.18-22. Register for Believe in Music Week to view these special events.
  • Believe in Music

    NAMM Foundation Event Highlights During Believe in Music Week

    Thank you everyone for joining us at Believe in Music week, January 18-22! Select sessions can now be viewed on YouTube.
  • Distant Learning

    Chilton Public Schools Adapts to Online Learning

    Read how Chilton Public Schools is adapting to online learning. CPS is a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Designee.
  • It’s Always the Right Time to Play an Instrument

    It’s Always the Right Time to Play an Instrument

    Music making is a great way to make new friends and can help you feel better when you are feeling angry or sad. But most of all, music making is fun. Watch a new video by The NAMM Foundation and share with your friends!
  • MAC Corner: Continuing the Journey

    Are you a music teacher? If you have not already done so, it is time to develop a plan – and perhaps several plans – because just as sure as we “zig,” things will “zag.” Your plan should include three key sections: resources, communication, and implementation.
  • NAMM Advocacy Summit Quotes

    NAMM Advocacy Summit: Speakers and Artists Sound Off

    On June 16, 2020 NAMM members and music education allies gathered online to participate in the NAMM Advocacy Summit. The summit provided participants to learn, engage and advocate for music education. Check out a compilation of soundbites heard during the educational sessions and live musical performances.
  • Distant Learning

    State and School Districts' Reopening Plans: A Snapshot

    Education leaders in the United States are making decisions about how to reopen schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic. The NAMM Foundation and Education Week are tracking reopening plans.
  • Fall Guidance for Music Education

    Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education

    Created by NAMM partners, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education document provides practical guidance for PreK-12 schools as administrators and music educators seek to provide meaningful music instruction for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NAMM Advocacy Forum

    The NAMM Advocacy Forum Featuring John B. King, Jr.

    The NAMM Advocacy Forum on July 7 featured special guest John B. King, Jr., former Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education and current CEO of The Education Trust. Attendees also received music education advocacy updates during break-out sessions where working advocates reported on their activity at the Federal, State, and Local levels.