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

Community

Community Spotlight

It is a well known fact that outstanding music programs lead to increased student performance in the classroom, higher attendance rates, increased self-esteem as well as improved behavior over schools without quality music programs. The Brownsville Independent School District and the BISD Department of Fine Arts are committed to providing the best possible fine arts experiences for their students to enrich their lives and help them reach their potential.
- Rebecca Rendon, Brownsville Independent School District, Fine Arts Administrator, The Brownsville Herald, April 7, 2014

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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Best Communities for Music Education

The NAMM Foundation recognizes 388 school districts in 46 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education. In its 16th year, the program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education accessible to all students.

In addition to the 388 districts receiving Best Communities for Music Education, 120 individual schools across the nation are being awarded the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), which recognizes support for school-based music education programs.