Grantee Spotlight: SongwritingWith:Soldiers

One of this year’s NAMM Foundation grantees is SongwritingWith:Soldiers, an organization that uses songwriting as a catalyst for personal reflection and change. Their unique model pairs professional songwriters with veterans in retreat and workshop settings, offering participants a way to tell their stories, rebuild trust, release pain and forge relationships.
Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Tune in to The NAMM Foundation's Talking Up Music Education Podcasts, Broadcast Live at Music For All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships

Tune in to The NAMM Foundation’s Talking Up Music Education podcast this Friday, Nov. 10 where Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation, will be interviewing students, band directors, and more, live at Music For All’s Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.

Give the Gift of Music This #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday on Nov. 28 2017 inspires millions of people to support causes they believe in that help people to have a better life. Kick off the holiday season with a gift of music on Nov. 28, and make a donation to The NAMM Foundation.

From the Desk of Mary: Let’s Rally for Music Education

"Every quarter-note that is sung, played, heard and loved, contributes to the positivity and meaning of our lives together in our global musical community." - Mary Luehrsen

Supporting Music Education: Choose to Teach

Music educators are encouraged to watch “Tips for Success” videos (brought to you by The Music Achievement Council). The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs.

Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America

The Museum of Making Music's special exhibition entitled “FLOATING STRINGS: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” opened on Saturday, October 14th. The exhibition is one of the world’s foremost harp guitar scholars, and will include over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument. In addition to the stunning display of instrumental craftsmanship, the exhibition also looks at the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today. Through April 2018, the special exhibition explores the past, present and future of this extraordinary instrument.

Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, Jon Blanchette, Reflects on Working for a NAMM Retailer

Jon Blanchette, a 2015 Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, gained experience in the music products industry working with NAMM member Rick’s Musical Instruments in Cumberland, RI. Blanchette experienced working in the industry firsthand while learning to repair brass instruments.

Legendary Songwriter and Producer Artie Kornfeld, on Meeting Fats Domino and Promoting the Woodstock Festival

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download episode 38 today!

Our Hearts Go Out to Everyone Affected By Recent Disasters

On behalf of all of us at NAMM and The NAMM Foundation, our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the recent natural disasters.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Music Education Days at the 2018 NAMM Show

Each January college music students and music faculty members are invited to attend Music Education Days (MED) at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Here are the top ten reasons why music educators should attend The 2018 NAMM Show!