NAMM members and guests gathered to expand their expertise as state and local advocates at a meeting of the SupportMusic's Coalition on Coalitions during The 2015 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. Attendees learned strategies for expanding music education in their states and local communities.
Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation, encouraged the crowd of twenty-five. "Transmit the value of music education in everything you do-be it as educator, non-profit leader or music industry business owner and executive. Set pro-active music education policies wherever you are," she said.
NAMM members currently involved in state-level, music-education advocacy efforts shared their tactics:
"Getting involved is talking about the many benefits of music education. Having a conversation IS advocating." - John Mlynczak, PreSonus
"Music education is an evergreen issue. Be broader minded." - Mark Goff, Paige’s Music
Join the SupportMusic Coalition today and connect with a national network of music education advocates.