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

Community

Community Spotlight

We as a community are extremely proud of the rich tradition the Avon Public Schools has with respect to celebrating the arts and are humbled for receiving such recognition. Our fine arts staff in the area of music and the students whom they serve are fine examples of all that is positive with public education in Avon.
- Gary S. Mala, Superintendent of Schools, Avon Public Schools, The Courant, April 7, 2014

SupportMusic Coalition

The SupportMusic Coalition is a public service initiative of the NAMM Foundation that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the United States.  This advocacy effort now unites over 8,000 educators, administrators, parents, community leaders and organizations seeking to improve access and opportunity in music and arts learning. 

The SupportMusic Coalition is building a proactive and unified approach to federal, state and local level advocacy for music education as a core academic subject in schools.

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.