NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • The 2021 Best Communities for Music Education program logo

    2021 Best Communities For Music Education Districts

    Congratulations to the 686 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.
  • Music Achievement Council's Post-Pandemic Planning Guide V2

    We're focused on setting the table for credible, impactful conversations with your building principal, school board members, and elementary school teachers.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    Women in Music: Listen to the Podcasts

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and listen to episodes featuring women in music.
  • Arts ARE Education Campaign kicks off with Virtual Town Hall

    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.
  • It's a Wrap! Thanks for Attending Believe in Music Week

    Thank you to all of the music educators, music college students and faculty, and nonprofit organizations who joined us during Believe in Music Week! Revisit your time with us by viewing event highlights. Select events can now be viewed on The NAMM Foundation YouTube channel.
  • United Through the Fundamental Language of Music

    On Jan. 22, The NAMM Foundation presented the Grand Rally for Music Education to celebrate the enduring joys and benefits of music education. To watch this special event, register for Believe in Music Week. This session will be available on demand through Feb. 28.
  • Mind, Body and Spirit Practices for Musicians

    The NAMM Foundation presented several Music and Wellness events during Believe in Music Week, Jan 18-22. Programming included yoga for musicians, rhythmic breathing and drumming, and hand drumming and meditation. To watch these special events, register for Believe in Music Week. These sessions will be available until Feb. 28.
  • The Golden Era of Technology and Music

    On Jan. 20, Grammy Award-winning composer and pioneer of the Virtual Choir Eric Whitacre joined NAMM Foundation executive director Mary Luehrsen for a conversation about virtual music-making, its role during Covid-19 and in the years ahead.
  • 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

    The Spirit of Mentorship and Forward Thinking: Advice for College Music Students

    College music students gathered online late Jan. to learn what it takes to have a successful career in the music industry. The Careers in Music Summit featured a series of up-close interviews with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. To watch this special event, register for Believe in Music Week. This session will be available on demand until Feb. 28.

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