The NAMM Foundation supports teachers, parents and community leaders with resources and programs to advance music making for all


Community Spotlight

Receiving the validation that this is a quality program is really important. It tells the community that we’re doing our job, and they’ll want to support programs that are good for their kids
- Brad Van Patten, Irvine Unified School District, Coordinator, Visual & Performing Arts

Best Communities for Music Education-A National Music Education Recognition Program

The Best Communities for Music Education Survey Opens Oct. 1

The NAMM Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program. Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education (district level) and the SupportMusic Merit Award (school level) offers national recognition and visibility for school music programs, and honors the efforts of educators, administrators, students and community music education champions who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students as part of the curriculum.

SupportMusic Coalition

The SupportMusic Coalition is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that unites non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses working to assure that music education is supported in communities everywhere, and that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.

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