News Releases

The NAMM Foundation today announced the results of its tenth annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. As the economy challenges state and local school budgets to adequately support education, the 124 school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate the unwavering commitment to provide music education for their students.

The NAMM Foundation announced today that the organization and a handful of NAMM Members and associates participated in the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 69th annual conference to communicate to thousands of school board members the benefits of children actively participating in school music programs.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, is encouraging everyone to discover their inner musician by picking up an instrument and playing at least once on May 4 in celebration of Music Monday.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it is providing free Sesame Street Music Works materials to all NAMM Member retailers who are looking to boost interest in making music among a new generation of future musicians in their communities. NAMM is offering the following Sesame Street Music Works materials: •    The Music Works Wonders DVD, featuring interactive musical activities for 2-6 year olds led by the popular Sesame Street characters

Senators Chris Dodd (D- CT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study addressing access to music and arts education for public school students as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced a new three-year deal with the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center to continue to host “the NAMM Show,” the association’s 108-year-old trade show for the musical instruments and products industry, through 2013.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, is helping to raise awareness about the need for mentorship and support of up-and-coming young musicians by supporting the official South by Southwest “2009 Underage Day Party” at Momo’s Club. The event takes place Friday, March 20, 2009, from noon to 6 p.m., and was created to highlight talented musicians under age 21 and raise awareness about the need for mentorship, increased opportunities and overall support of young musicians by the entertainment industry.

The NAMM Foundation and Disney Channel today announced the recipients of “Disney’s High School Musical: The Music in You Grant Program” that encourages middle and high schools across the U.S. to put on their own school stage production of Disney’s “High School Musical.” This is the second year that the two organizations have teamed to support this public affairs initiative, which is designed to utilize the popularity of the “High School Musical” movies to encourage kids to get involved in music and the arts in school.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) hosted the second SchoolJam Texas teen battle of the bands competition in front of a full-capacity crowd of more than 500 at The Parish in Austin. The six finalist bands from all over Texas battled it out Feb. 28 and represented an array of styles from alternative to mariachi.

The NAMM Foundation announced that it recently hosted multiple events at the NAMM Show that were focused on keeping music education strong in schools. The Foundation hopes to raise awareness within the music products industry about the critical importance of being active in their communities in order to maintain support for music education programs in today’s economic environment.