NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • From the Desk of Mary: Let’s Rally for Music Education

    "Every quarter-note that is sung, played, heard and loved, contributes to the positivity and meaning of our lives together in our global musical community." - Mary Luehrsen
  • Grantee Spotlight: San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)

    One of this year’s NAMM Foundation grantees is San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, a nonprofit organization that has given thousands of young musicians the opportunity to study and perform classical music at an advanced level.
  • Supporting Music Education: Choose to Teach

    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.
  • Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America

    The Museum of Making Music's special exhibition entitled “FLOATING STRINGS: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” opened on Saturday, October 14th. The exhibition is one of the world’s foremost harp guitar scholars, and will include over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument. In addition to the stunning display of instrumental craftsmanship, the exhibition also looks at the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today. Through April 2018, the special exhibition explores the past, present and future of this extraordinary instrument.
  • Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, Jon Blanchette, Reflects on Working for a NAMM Retailer

    Jon Blanchette, a 2015 Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, gained experience in the music products industry working with NAMM member Rick’s Musical Instruments in Cumberland, RI. Blanchette experienced working in the industry firsthand while learning to repair brass instruments.
  • Legendary Songwriter and Producer Artie Kornfeld, on Meeting Fats Domino and Promoting the Woodstock Festival

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 38 today!
  • Our Hearts Go Out to Everyone Affected By Recent Disasters

    On behalf of all of us at NAMM and The NAMM Foundation, our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the recent natural disasters.
  • From High School Drummer to Playing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Phil Madeira

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 39 today!
  • Music Impacts Learning and Way of Life

    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.
  • Grantee Spotlight: EngAGE, Inc.

    One of this year’s NAMM Foundation grantees is EngAGE, Inc., a nonprofit organization that creates community and changes lives by transforming affordable apartment communities into vibrant centers of teaching and learning, artistic exploration, creativity and engagement for over 5,000 people living in affordable communities in Southern California, Oregon and Minnesota.

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