NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • NFHS

    James Weaver Shares Details of the Performing Arts Aerosol Study

    Read an interview with Dr. James Weaver, NFHS Director of Performing Arts and Sports, who discusses the Performing Arts Aerosol Study.
  • 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.
  • Believe in Music

    NAMM Announces Believe in Music Week

    Believe in Music Week is a new virtual event and global gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world, taking place the week of January 18, 2021. Learn more at
  • NFHS

    Second Round of Performing Arts Aerosol Study Produces Encouraging Preliminary Results

    An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts activities
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6 Unites in a Time of Crisis and Isolation

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episode 94 featuring composer Eric Whitacre.
  • 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.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6: "Sing Gently" Film to Debut Sunday, July 19

    Virtual Choir 6: "Sing Gently," an original composition from Eric Whitacre, will make its global premier on Sunday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. PDT on YouTube. Whitacre, who is one of the world's most performed composers, was inspired to write the piece by the breadth of the pandemic and its effect on society. The project is presented in part by The NAMM Foundation.
  • 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 Summit

    NAMM Advocacy Summit: Building a Case for Access to Music Education

    On June 16, 2020, NAMM members and music education advocates gathered online for the NAMM Advocacy Summit.  Educational programming and performances took place throughout the day, including a session on building a case for access to music education.