SupportMusic Coalition: Articles & News


    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.
  • Learning the Language of Music Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 49 today.
  • Supporting Music Education: Helping Teachers Succeed

    Music educators are encouraged to watch “Tips for Success” videos (brought to you by The Music Achievement Council). The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs.
  • OK Go Drummer Dan Konopka Talks Innovation in Music Performance and Video

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 46 today.
  • From The Desk of Mary: It’s that Time of The Year AGAIN!

    As we turn the corner to spring, we await two important events. First, the April announcement of national recognitions for Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) districts and SupportMusic Merit Award schools. This recogntion is a highpoint of our year as we celebrate the many districts and schools who support music education and assure that it is part of curriculum for all students.
  • NAMM Members Learn How To Promote the Inclusion of Arts Education in all Schools

    NAMM member representatives involved in advocacy efforts in 17 states, gathered for a meeting at The 2018 NAMM Show
  • The Third Annual Grand Rally for Music Education Confirmed That Support of Music Ed at The 2018 NAMM Show Is “Unbreakable”

    The NAMM Foundation’s cornerstone music education event at The 2018 NAMM Show is the Grand Rally for Music Education.
  • Celebrating Musical Excellence at The Midwest Band Clinic

    At The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference, Dec. 20-22, The NAMM Foundation sponsored several music-education related events including The SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions Advocacy Roundtable and the “Celebrating Musical Excellence Through Diversity” Reception.
  • SupportMusic Roundtable at Midwest Band Clinic

    The SupportMusic Roundtable event at the Midwest Clinic guarantees a lively debate and information sharing on topics that advance and support music education. RSVP to attend today!