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The NAMM Foundation

  • The NAMM Foundation Seeks Best Communities for Music Education

    Mike Lawson | October 21, 2020

    While many schools across the nation remain in a state of suspense on reopening to full capacity, and parents and administrators face challenges with distance learning, districts and schools have the opportunity to be recognized for their continued commitment to music education through The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) awards program. 

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  • The NAMM Foundation Joins Over 50 Organizations to Support Arts Education as Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future

    Mike Lawson | May 27, 2020

    As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has joined over 50 national music and arts organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Recognizes 754 School Districts and 148 Individual Schools in 21st Annual Best Communities for Music Education Recognition

    Mike Lawson | May 4, 2020

    While schools across the nation remain closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the joyous sounds of music continue to ring out as districts and schools celebrate their recognition as "Best Communities for Music Education."

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  • The NAMM Foundation Hosts Teaching and Learning Music Online Webinar This Wednesday

    Mike Lawson | March 17, 2020

    On Wednesday, March 18, The NAMM Foundation will host a free, online workshop called “Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online.” The webinar will begin at 9 AM PDT/ 12 PM EDT.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Shares Title IV Funding Survey

    Mike Lawson | March 6, 2020

    The NAMM Foundation, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Educational Theatre Association are asking educators for help with the use of federal Title IV Part A funds. Complete the survey here.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Hosts GenNext Faculty Mixer on January 18

    Mike Lawson | January 17, 2020

    During this year’s Winter NAMM Show (January 16-19), The NAMM Foundation will host a “GenNext Faculty Mixer” for college music faculty in attendance.

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  • The NAMM Foundation Announces Additional Events for the 2020 NAMM Show

    Mike Lawson | January 14, 2020

    At The 2020 NAMM Show, arts and nonprofit leaders, music educators and administrators, and college music students and faculty will have the opportunity and access to grow their networks, gain insights through robust professional development programs, access to the latest in music and pro audio products and technologies, and to advance music-making each day of the Show.

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  • NAMM Foundation Day of Service Returns to Anaheim in January

    Mike Lawson | December 27, 2019

    On Tuesday, January 14, dozens of music industry leaders will gather at Horace Mann Elementary School to help students learn to play melodica, ukulele, guitar and drums, as well as engage in choral and movement sessions as part of the NAMM Foundation’s Day of Service.

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  • The Best Communities for Music Education Sought by The NAMM Foundation

    Mike Lawson | October 1, 2019

    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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  • The NAMM Foundation Announces $675,000 in Grants to 28 Music-Making Programs

    Mike Lawson | August 14, 2019

    The NAMM Foundation has announced grants to 28 music-making organizations totaling $675,000.

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  • NAMM Honors Chairman Robert C. Scott with the SupportMusic Champion Award

    Mike Lawson | May 22, 2019

    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has honored Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor, with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award.

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  • Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate, Research Finds

    Mike Lawson | May 21, 2019

    A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with other initiatives, returns a number of benefits.

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