NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • A Successful 2016 Make Music Day By The Numbers

    On June 21, millions on people joined together worldwide to make and enjoy music on Make Music Day.
  • Learn to Frame Your Music Education Message

    SupportMusic’s Coalition on Coalitions at Summer NAMM explored arts education advocacy ecosystems and strategies to realize the new opportunities available through ESSA, the new federal education law.
  • Tip for Music Educators: How to Gather Support for Quality Arts Education

    Tips for Success brought to you by the Music Achievement Council help answer a range of questions, from how to prepare an instrument replacement plan to how to expand the learning power of music. These tips are complemented by short videos and will enhance the user’s experience.
  • Discover the Rhythm of Celebration at Summer NAMM

    Experience the power of percussion during the Summer NAMM Drum Circle in Nashville Tennessee. A can’t miss event and open to the public, the circle combines movement with pulsating rhythms that will feed your creative expression.
  • The NAMM Foundation Grants $600k to Music Education Programs

    The NAMM Foundation has announced that through the remainder of the 2016, the organization will make $600,000 in grants to 18 music education programs.
  • A World Where All Kids Play Music

    On Thursday, May 26, U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King joined Director of NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations Mary Luehrsen for an exclusive, LIVE webcast to discuss the new federal education law (ESSA) and its goals for all children to receive a well-rounded education.
  • Band Life is Family

    NAMM members and musician Bernie Williams participated in a Day of Service, as part of the 2016 NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, by coaching students and making music at Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy.
  • Music Advocacy: Now the Real Work Starts

    Last December’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was a big win for music education, but that necessarily doesn’t mean it will trickle down to the schools in your community. Making that a reality is now up to you.
  • Talking Up Music Education Podcast

    The Grand Ambassadors of Music Ed: “Weird Al” Yankovic and Canadian Brass

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode nine today!
  • Chasing Opportunity: How The President’s Innovation Award Changes Lives

    Jon Giroux was a President’s Innovation Award Winner in 2013 and attended both 2013 and 2014 NAMM shows and worked as with a D'Addario intern in their booth at the exhibit hall.