NAMM Foundation Articles & News

  • Bernice Ash Award Winner

    Bernice Ash's Legacy Continues as Award Brings Professionals to The NAMM Show

    Established in 2021, the Bernice Ash Memorial Award “honors the remarkable life and legacy of Bernice Ash, a music retail visionary who spearheaded the expansion of the Sam Ash family-owned music stores, broadening inventory for the chain across multiple new categories.
  • Bernice Ash Award Memorial

    The Bernice Ash Memorial Scholarship Fund Announces Inaugural Recipients

    - Fund honors pioneering spirit of industry leader and offers advancement opportunities for emerging leaders -
  • 2022 SupportMusic Merit Award Winners

    2022 SupportMusic Merit Award Schools

    Congratulations to the 80 schools that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation!
  • 2022 Best Communities for Music Education Award Winners

    2022 Best Communities for Music Education Districts

    Congratulations to the 738 school districts that are among the Best Communities in the nation for music education.
  • The 2022 Innovation Award Students

    The President’s Innovation Award Welcomes Emerging Leaders to The 2022 NAMM Show

    The NAMM President’s Innovation Award honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music. Winners have proven dedication to pursuing a career in music to include the areas of music performance, music education, media, sound engineering/audio, event technology, production, administration, management and/or marketing along with product creation and innovation.
  • Teacher with kids playing the violin

    More to Start, Fewer to Quit (MSFQ) Tips for March from the Music Achievement Council

    Standing for "More to Start, Fewer to Quit," MSFQ is an open-source, monthly newsletter brought to you by the Music Achievement Council. Each month, this free resource will feature a recruiting idea, retention idea, and tip for success for music educators. The goal is to provide timely and impactful ideas that allow educators to grow their programs by recruiting new students and retaining current students.
  • Women of NAMM

    SWIM and NAMM Become WON: Women of NAMM

    On International Women’s Day, Smart Women in Music (SWIM) is pleased to announce the group’s evolution to Women of NAMM (WON) and status as an official, all-volunteer council of NAMM.
  • NAMM CMS Fellows Award

    NAMM Foundation-CMS Fellows Program at The NAMM 2022 Show

    The NAMM Foundation-College Music Society Fellows Program seeks to support individuals who exhibit commitment and aptitude for developing curricula related to business leadership and innovation in music, pro-audio, and event technology.
  • The 2022 NAMM Show NAMM Foundation Programming

    NAMM Foundation Events at The 2022 NAMM Show

    The 2022 NAMM Show Kicks off on June 3, 2022 and will feature reimagined music-making, career-expanding and music educator programming from NAMM Foundation signature programs, Music Education Days, GenNext and the Nonprofit Management Institute.
  • 2022 Believe in Music

    Watch On-Demand Believe in Music 2022 Sessions

    Thank you to all of the music educators, college music students and faculty, and nonprofit organizations who joined us during Believe in Music 2022!