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Celebrating Musical Excellence at The Midwest Band Clinic

At The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference, Dec. 20-22, The NAMM Foundation sponsored several music-education related events including The SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions Advocacy Roundtable and the “Celebrating Musical Excellence Through Diversity” Reception.

Grantee Spotlight: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile audio and video recording and production facility, committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video and broadcast technology. The Lennon Bus works with national partners, including The NAMM Foundation, to bring these events to elementary, middle and high schools around the country regardless of their levels of expertise.

Communicating Music Education to Your Community

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.

From the Desk of Mary: Happy Thanksgiving from The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation thanks you- wherever in the world this may find you and whatever holidays you celebrate- for all you do to advance music education and music making!

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.

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