NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • 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.
  • New GenNext Programs at The 2020 NAMM Show

    College music students are invited to enter the IMSTA Songwriting Competition at NAMM for a chance to win a trip to Santorini, Greece, and college and university A Cappella groups are invited to submit a performance video to be considered for one of THREE (3) slots on a NAMM Show stage!
  • GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going to The NAMM Show

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 84 featuring guest Stephanie Landino, a college music student at Millersville University, PA, and past GenNext attendee.
  • The Best Communities for Music Education Sought by The NAMM Foundation

    The annual award program celebrates music education programs across the country. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.
  • 10 Types of Music Majors Explained

    In this article college music students will discover career possibilities and get inspired to pursue their academic goals. Students are encouraged to register for GenNext at The NAMM Show.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The NAMM Foundation Announces $675,000 in Grants to 28 Music-Making Programs

    Grants support the mission of the organization to serve music-making around the world.
  • The 2020 NAMM Show: Registration and Housing Info for General Attendees

    Make plans to attend The 2020 NAMM Show: the global gathering of the music, sound and entertainment technology industries, on January 16–19, 2020 in Southern California. Registration and housing for general attendees is now open.

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