NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • The Landscape of Music Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episodes pertaining to the landscape of music ed today.
  • From The Desk of Mary: Keeping Music Education Strong for Years to Come

    We salute districts and schools that are working hard for music education. Our hope is for designees to celebrate this national distinction to keep music education strong for years to come.
  • Spreading the Message that Arts and Music are Part of a Well-rounded Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 48 today.
  • Jazz Great Bunny Brunel on Growing Up in France and His Musical Influences

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 45 today.
  • 583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas

    Researchers Find that Districts and Schools Honored Have Common Traits, Including Consistent Funding and Strong Community Support for Music “…students in quality music programs are consistently more proficient in other subjects and develop many ancillary life-long skills.” Kansas University Researcher and professor Christopher Johnson
  • 2018 SUPPORTMUSIC MERIT AWARD SCHOOLS

    Congratulations to the 135 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation! A SupportMusic Merit Award is an opportunity for an individual school (public, private, parochial or charter) to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a "school-only" distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program.
  • 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Districts

    Congratulations to the 583 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. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
  • Learning the Language of Music Education

    Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 49 today.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Orchestre à l’Ecole

    For the past several years, The NAMM Foundation has distributed music making grants to support a select number of nonprofit public service organizations. These organizations have missions to expand access and opportunity to music education for thousands of individuals and provide innovative music education and hands-on music making programs. One such program is Orchestre à l’Ecole which is changing the lives of students across France by getting them involved in orchestra classes.
  • SWIM (Smart Women in Music) Fund Aims to Offer Next-Level Leadership Training for Women in the Music Products Industry

    Female leaders in the music products industry are combining their energies and resources to establish The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund; a fund designed to foster and support female industry professionals at various stages of their careers.

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