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

Community

Community Spotlight

Performing music develops the brain because it forces kids to use their brains to solve (performance) problems and to interpret styles. It addresses the whole child ... because it develops leadership in students and it keeps them in a group of people that behave responsibly and that have positive things to do in the community.
- Allen Clark, Director of Bands, University of Texas, at Brownsville, 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

Best Communities for Music Education

Congratulations to the 527 school districts and 92 schools across the nation that received a Best Communities for Music Education award for their outstanding music education programs. Now in its 18th year, the awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. These districts and schools set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education.