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

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
Best Communities for Music Education

Best Communities for Music Education-A National Music Education Recognition Program

Celebrating 20 Year of Commitment to Music Education

The NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program is in its 20th year of honoring schools and districts that demonstrate a strong commitment to continuing and growing their music education programs. The BCME and its counterpart, the SMMA award recognize outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, students and community leaders who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students in the classroom. 

Application Period
October 2-January 31, 2019

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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