Music Education Days

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The 2018 NAMM Show

January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, California

About Music Education Days

Each January, music educators from across the U.S. gather in sunny southern California for Music Education Days (MED) at The NAMM Show. The program offers music teachers and administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.

"Music Education Days continues to celebrate and support music educators in their very important role of inspiring children to learn to play music," said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. "This event brings together music education professionals to network with the industry and each other, and offers tools and innovation to create even better music programs in their districts."

Who Participates

Music educators (pre-K through post graduate faculty, private teachers/instructors)
School administrators
School board members

Registration

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the world’s largest music products trade show and network with peers and industry leaders at The 2018 NAMM Show. Please read instructions on how to register prior to registering The 2018 NAMM Show (see below).

Reg cost = $25
Reg cost after the deadline = $50
Reg deadline = January 10 at 11:59pm Pacific

Registration Instructions

Please read these instructions prior to registering The 2018 NAMM Show.

  1. To begin registration, click here, and “Start New Registration.”
  2. When asked, “Are you a current NAMM member,” select “No.” When asked, “Does your organization manufacture, distribute or sell products/services,” select “no.”
  3. Fill out the reg form with your contact information.
  4. Use this code to purchase your $25 badge: NS18MEDN.
  5. When asked, “Please professional community reflects the industry in which you work most” select, “Student or Educator.”


Once completed, you will receive an email letting you know of your pending badge registration. Within a few business days you will receive a badge confirmation via email that includes a barcode to be used to pick up your badge on site.

Housing

Housing for MED attendees is now open. Reserve your hotel accommodations for The 2018 NAMM Show now at NAMM's special discounted rates.

MED Programming

  • Access to The NAMM Show: more than 2,000 music products exhibits featuring over 7,000 brands
  • Music Educator Product and Program Showcases
  • The Grand Rally for Music Education
  • Music Achievement Council Recruitment and Retention Session
  • Music Administrative Collaborative

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Roomful of Pianos Performance
Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Lounge 88

Be sure to visit the spectacular Roomful of Pianos, the first annual festival of multiple simultaneous piano performances, attracting a small army of educators, pianists, and students; raising excitement and visibility for the most powerful, subtle, and versatile of instruments.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Roomful of Pianos Performance
Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Lounge 88

Be sure to visit the spectacular Roomful of Pianos, the first annual festival of multiple simultaneous piano performances, attracting a small army of educators, pianists, and students; raising excitement and visibility for the most powerful, subtle, and versatile of instruments.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

The Grand Rally for Music Education
9:30 – 11 am
Anaheim Hilton, Level 2, Cal Ballroom C/D

The Grand Rally for Music Education is a salute to music educators everywhere! Special guests to be announced soon.

Music Educator Showcases (MED) Showcases
12 - 2pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

The Music Educator Showcases provide music educators, NAMM exhibitors, and NAMM Foundation partners and nonprofits, with an “Only at The NAMM Show” opportunity to learn about innovative music education tools, non-profit music programs and best practices from the classroom.

Roomful of Pianos Performance
Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Lounge 88

Be sure to visit the spectacular Roomful of Pianos, the first annual festival of multiple simultaneous piano performances, attracting a small army of educators, pianists, and students; raising excitement and visibility for the most powerful, subtle, and versatile of instruments. Reception to follow.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Music Educator Showcases (MED) Showcases
10 - 12pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

The Music Educator Showcases provide music educators, NAMM exhibitors, and NAMM Foundation partners and nonprofits, with an “Only at The NAMM Show” opportunity to learn about innovative music education tools, non-profit music programs and best practices from the classroom.

Why Attend? Past Participants Share

“The NAMM Foundation provides a vital bridge between the trade side of the music industry and those of us working within the broad domain of music education. It was clear from this years show that this intrinsic relationship is being strengthened,” said Lee Higgins, president of International Society for Music Education (ISME). “The 2017 NAMM Show provides opportunities to have wider conversations with potential collaborators.”

“Being able to create contacts with other music educators to share ideas and inspiration for best practices is so important and can be tough to do. It's great that NAMM creates these times for educators to share and learn from each other.  I'm thinking specifically of the Music Educator Showcase.” Music educator participant

“Being at NAMM opened up a whole new world for me. I was connected with resources that I didn't even realize existed. Also, being able to interact with industry people gave me insight into their vision and allowed me to give my input as well. As far as my professional goals; the program introduced me to ideas in music education that will enhance my classroom and after school programs.” Music educator participant.

“The Music Educator Showcase is a gold mine of valuable information for any music educator attending The NAMM Show. Each company that presents is able to share what tools and resources are immediately available for educators to use in their programs,” said Michael Kamphuis, managing director of Educational Services at Conn-Selmer, Inc. “Having the opportunity to present at the showcase has allowed me to meet many great music educators, non-profits and other contacts that share the mission of providing music for every child.”

Questions?

For more information about Music Education Days, please contact Eric Ebel.