Access to music education programs in schools is a cornerstone of NAMM’s vision and mission. Educators, parents and other stakeholders overwhelmingly agree that quality music programs contribute to student retention, graduation rates, and overall success in school. High quality, evidence-based studies compiled by the Arts Education Partnership’s Music Matters, shows that music education equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, achieve in other academic subjects, and develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success.
NAMM Foundation Funded Music Research
Music research informs policy objectives and advocacy actions. NAMM’s support for Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University allows for the investigation of the neural encoding of speech and the impact of music training on cognition. To learn more about Professor Kraus’s research, visit the NAMM Foundation website.
Celebrate Music Education in your Community
The SupportMusic Coalition is a signature program of the NAMM Foundation and a public service initiative that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the U.S. This advocacy effort now unites over 10,000 national, regional and international organizations comprised of parents, business and community leaders, and educators seeking to improve access and opportunity in music and arts learning. To learn more or to join the coalition, please visit the NAMM Foundation website's Get Involved Page.
Earlier this week, Californian Assembly Bill 2862, calling for the adoption of new California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Standards unanimously passed the legislature and is now headed to Governor Brown’s desk for approval.
In an August 1st letter to Secretary of Education Dr.
Join the uke community at Summer NAMM! Unleash your island spirit at our Ukulele Circle where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.” No experience required. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.
The Recreational Music Making (RMM) Forum is the place to be to get detailed information on how to host or support a successful Make Music Day event in your city.
The SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions Forum will feature national education policy updates, inspiring discussion and state music education advocacy team reports. Co-hosted by Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager for Americans for the Arts, and Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs a...
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.
The California Department of Education and the State Board of Education have begun the public comment period on California’s Draft Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan.
NAMM members will return to the nation’s capital this spring for the organization’s 13th Annual Washington, D.C. Fly In for Music Education, May 22-25, 2017.
Districts and schools that are recognized as a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) have been announced.