Public Affairs & Government Relations
NAMM stands for its Members every day by providing ongoing representation in Washington, D.C. on issues that impact the music products industry, including:
- Music education and education reform legislation and funding
- Small business health insurance legislation
- Estate tax reform
- Import/export laws
- E-commerce tax reform
Advancing Music: Public Policy, Music Education and Music Making
A blog by Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
Presented by the NAMM Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, schools in Burlington, MA and Skaneateles, NY will host the next two SupportMusic Community Forums. Earlier this year, more than 400 Best Communities for Music Education and SupportMusic Merit Award winners across the country were asked to make a one minute video that answered the question, “what makes music education great in my school or district?” Seven winning entries creatively used student testimonials, teacher interviews, classroom and performance footage--and even zombies—to show their passion for their music education programs. Please join us in recognizing Burlington Public Schools and Skaneateles High School for their extraordinary achievements in music education by attending the community forums in person, or by logging into the live webcast.
Panelists for the Burlington Public Schools Community Forum include:
Hosts: Jerry Murphy and Jerome Moccia, M. Steinert & Sons
Peter Cokkinias, Professor of Music Education, Berklee College of Music
Patrick Larkin, Burlington Public Schools' Assistant Superintendent
Bob Hogan, Burlington Selectmen's Committee, Veteran's Affairs, Rotary Club
Kevin Parker, Voting Town Meeting member
Matt Lovell, Burlington High School Band Director
Faydeen Sateriale, Music Booster President, Assistant Marching Band Director
John Middleton-Cox, Performing Arts Director
Christine Monaco, Burlington School Committee Member
Click HERE to RSVP for the Burlington, MA Community Forum.
Panelists for Skaneateles High School Community Foruminclude:
Host: Antoinette Follett, Editor-in-Chief, Making Music Magazine
Bill Davern, Fine Arts Coordinator, West Genesee High School
Bill DiCosimo, Associate Professor of Music Industry, Syracuse University
Travis Newton, Music and Art Director, LeMoyne College
Ron Keck, Owner, SubCat Recording Studio
Andy Robinson, Manager, Orange TV, Syracuse University
Click HERE to RVSP for the Skaneateles, NY Community Forum.
For a list of all upcoming SupportMusic Community Forums, click HERE.