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NAMM Foundation

  • The Grand Rally for Music Education Enlists Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 at Winter NAMM

    Mike Lawson | January 16, 2020

    Folks attending The 2020 NAMM Show can see an intimate performance with innovative vocalist and instrumentalist Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 at The Grand Rally for Music Education on Saturday, January 18.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Gifts Anaheim Elementary School District with Donation For a Larger Music Making Program

    Mike Lawson | January 15, 2020

    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and NAMM member companies presented the Horace Mann Elementary School in Anaheim, California with a monetary donation and musical instruction as part of the organization's Day of Service.

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  • NAMM Foundation Seeks The Best Communities for Music Education

    Mike Lawson | October 2, 2018

    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

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  • NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

    Mike Lawson | June 15, 2018

    Nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs as part of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Advocacy Fly-In, held May 21 to 24.

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  • NAMM Foundation and University of Kansas Recognize Districts and Schools as Best Communities for Music Education

    Mike Lawson | April 5, 2017

    This week, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized 527 school districts and 92 schools in the United States for their exceptional music education programs.

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  • NAMM Foundation Keeps Music Education Strong at 2016 NAMM Show

    Mike Lawson | January 7, 2016

    NAMM Foundation The Grand Rally for Music EducationSupport for music education stands at the front of class as the music industry gathers for the 2016 NAMM Show, January 21-24, 2016. Throughout the year, the NAMM Foundation works toward a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. That work hits a high note when nearly 100,000 members of the music industry come together in Anaheim.

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  • NAMM Foundation Grants $600,000 to Global Nonprofit Music Making and Music Education Programs

    Mike Lawson | June 16, 2015

    The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program represents one part of the Foundation’s annual multimillion-dollar reinvestment into scientific research, advocacy, philanthropic giving, and public service programs related to making musicThe NAMM Foundation announced a $600,000 investment in grant funding for organizations working to advance music education, interest and participaton around the world.

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  • Headlines: NAMM Foundation Drums Up Support at NSBA Conference

    Mike Lawson | April 7, 2015

    NAMM Foundation NSBAPublic school leaders from across the country experienced the power of music during the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) 75th annual conference in Nashville, May 21-23, 2015. The NAMM Foundation infused music into the Music City conference, while supporting efforts that will make music education accessible to all students, and celebrating the recently announced 2015 Best Communities for Music Education.

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  • Music Education Days at the 2015 NAMM Show

    Mike Lawson | January 3, 2015The NAMM Foundation invites music educators to attend Music Educations Days at the 2015 NAMM Show, January 22-25, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. Now through January 7, badges are $25, and January 7-16, badges are $50. A two-step registration process is required. Step one; RSVP. Step two; within one week you will receive a personal email […] Read More...
  • 2015 Best Communities for Music Education Survey Now Open

    Mike Lawson | November 17, 2014

    Schools and districts across the country are invited to participate in the NAMM Foundation’s 2015 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey. The BCME program applauds community efforts to provide high-quality music education for all students. Teachers, parents, school administrators, and board members can complete the updated and refined 2015 BCME survey now through Friday, January 30, 2015.

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  • NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award

    Mike Lawson | July 31, 2014

    Music Business and Education Students Invited to Apply for NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award


    The NAMM Foundation encourages students preparing for careers in the music products industry to apply for the NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Awardees receive financial support to attend NAMM’s annual music products trade show, January 22-25, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.

    The NAMM President's Innovation Award is open to students currently enrolled in music business and/or music education courses. Award recipients receive $600 to cover the expense of attending the NAMM Show. At the show, awardees participate in Generation Next programs, have countless networking opportunities with music industry leaders, and explore the show.

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