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

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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

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.