Bennett Reimer’s name is familiar to millions of music college students who have read his books, A Philosophy of Music Education and the Silver Burdett Music book that he co-authored. The text book and its four editions have pioneered music education and brought to prominence the concept of continual evolution of music curriculum. From the early 2000s, Professor Reimer played an active role on the NAMM Foundation Research Advisory Board. Funding research related to the benefits of music and music making were key elements of his committee work with the NAMM Foundation. .