The NAMM Foundation's Museum of Making Music

Cliff Lange has been a dedicated volunteer for the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music since his retirement from the Carlsbad Library.  His long and interesting background in library science has served the museum well as has Cliff’s personal love of music and the arts.  Cliff has been a...
John Lewis was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. John has enjoyed several positions within the museum including working in the museum store and helping with concerts and special events. However, it is...
Larry "Link" Linkin began his career in the industry as a salesman for the G. Leblanc Corporation and wound up the C.E.O. of NAMM, retiring the year that the organization marked its 100th anniversary. Link not only helped grow NAMM into an international association with ever-growing trade shows,...
Evelyn Lipson and her husband Ray became early volunteers for the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music in the months before its grand opening to the public in 2000. Over the years she has become a very important part of the volunteer program. As a coordinator for her fellow volunteers, she...
Naomi Marblestone has been a dedicated volunteer for the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music for several years and has become an often-requested docent for tours for all ages. Over the years, she has played an important role in organizing the monthly volunteer meetings, docent training classes...
Gil Marschner had several key positions in the music products industry beginning in the 1950s and into the 1980s. Best known as G. Leblanc’s accountant, Gil and his wife Vera, developed life long friendships with Mary and Danny Henkin and Eleanor and Pearl West, which served his efforts well when...
Robert McDowell was president of the NAMM Board of Directors from 1969-1971. During that time he assisted William Gard in the expansion of the NAMM organization, including more hands on involvement with AMC and its publication Music USA. As a retailer in St. Louis for Ludwig-Aeolian, Bob saw the...
Robina Miller opened Swing City Music with her husband, in London, England, in the days following World War II. During the time of the record shortage in the UK, Swing City offered American music, beginning with service records known as V-Discs (Victory Discs). In order to make a few extra dollars...
 Cam Miller established himself as a respected music critic and journalist who was a long-time supporter of countless jazz festivals and concerts for over five decades. Cam began his professional writing career with the Blade Tribune in Northern San Diego in 1954 as a freelance jazz writer before...
Don Murphy joined the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music volunteer team as a retiree in 2003 and soon became one of the museum’s most requested docents. Don pioneered the community outreach programs with a series of speaker presentations, which encouraged a host of visitors, several of which...

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