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The NAMM Foundation has announced a multitude of events and professional development opportunities for college music students and faculty, music educators and administrators, emerging professionals, nonprofit leaders, and advocates to advance their networks and education, and to rally in a united spirit in support of music education at The 2019 NAMM Show (January 24-27) in Anaheim, California.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration held each December 21, expands nationwide this year, featuring joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades in 30 U.S. cities that bring communities together, today announced its updated schedule of events. The all-day musical celebration on the winter solstice brings out people of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.

The 2019 NAMM Show has announced a suite of professional development opportunities, transformative business know-how and hands-on training available for working and emerging professionals involved in all aspects of the industry.

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, Dec. 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades representing a variety of styles taking place in over 20 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together people of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.

The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Ann Jones, the groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.

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.

The Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards has announced that stand-up comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Demetri Martin will return as the host of the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, California. The TEC Awards take place during The NAMM Show, the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio, and event technology industries.   

NAMM Musikmesse Russia (September 13 – 16), the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia (September 13 – 15), the international trade fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation, successfully concluded last week, welcoming nearly 13,000 music industry professionals and music lovers to the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Held Thursday – Saturday at the annual Show (January 24-27, 2019) and under the guidance of the team from Live Sound International magazine, the systems showcase will take place inside the Anaheim Convention Center arena, giving participants the opportunity to demonstrate both their flown and portable systems in a real-world setting to a mix of industry professionals.

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