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


Community Spotlight

It’s because of the Best Communities for Music Education designation that our music programs have been able to withstand dramatic school aid cuts. After we received this designation in 2006, Senator Owen Johnson awarded the district a $70,000 grant for the purchase of new music textbooks and development programs for our music teachers and staff.
- Kim Lowenborg-Coyne, Ph.D, Director of Music and Arts of North Babylon Union Free School District in New York

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.

Speak up for music education. Become an advocacte. Contact us today.

Best Communities for Music Education

Best Communities for Music Education

School districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education curriculum are encouraged to apply for a national distinction as a Best Communities for Music Education. Presented by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) and its counterpart, the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) recognize the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, students and community leaders at the district and individual school level who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students in the classroom.

Apply starting October 11 through January 31, 2017