The SupportMusic Coalition

Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. SupportMusic provides tools and resources to advance community support for music education. You CAN make a difference!

The SupportMusic Coalition
The SupportMusic Coalition is a program of The NAMM Foundation which unites nonprofit 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.


  • Lead a national music education advocacy initiative that unites NAMM Members, teachers, parents and school community leaders to advance support for music education.
  • Support state-level advocacy efforts with training and technical assistance.
  • Provide music education advocacy resources and news of latest music research, Share calls-to-action and information about Coalition activities through frequent articles, podcasts, webcasts, forums, and e-newsletters.
  • Profile and highlight outstanding efforts in music education advocacy from its national network of advocates working to keep music education strong.

Proactive, community-based support is vital to sustain and grow quality music programs in schools with certified music teachers. To assist SupportMusic Coalition advocates in their communities, The NAMM Foundation provides materials in both English and Spanish to “build your case for music education” to local and state decision-makers.


The SupportMusic Coalition is a partnership with National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Photo credit: Rob Davidson Photography


The SupportMusic Coalition Resources

Why Learn to Play Music? Advocacy Brochure

The advocacy brochure has been revised to include new research and statistics highlighting the many benefits of music education.
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Why Learn to Play Music Advocacy brochure in Spanish Edition

The NAMM Foundation is proud to provide our signature music education advocacy brochure, “Why Learn to Play Music,” in Spanish. Download today!
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Tips for Producing Your Own Music Education Advocacy Booklet

"I was surprised by how much this information meant to our elected officials. So many of them still had the book from the first year. They continue to refer to it and were eager to get their personal copy of the second edition." Robin Walenta, president and CEO of West Music and member of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education
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Keep Music Education Strong

Brochure filled with research facts
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Grassroots Advocacy Guide

Community Action Kit: Turn your passion for music into citizen action for music education
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ESSA Parent Brochure—Order Your Complimentary Copies Today!

Music is part of a well-rounded education. Parents be sure you know about music education and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Education Law. Order your complimentary copies of the brochure.
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ESSA Parent Brochure-Spanish Edition

The NAMM Foundation also offers the ESSA Parent Brochure in Spanish—Order Your Complimentary Copies Today!
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