Coalition on Coalitions for Music Education Advocacy

In September 2018, Congress passed a FY19 spending bill which provides $1.17 billion for Title IV-A SSAE grants. Join your NAMM colleagues for an interactive workshop to learn about best practices for state and district-level advocacy efforts to access these funds for music education. Lunch provided. Please RSVP.

The College Music Society-GenNext Plenary

Kick off GenNext @ The NAMM Show with an inspiring performance by the Sugartone Brass Band , followed by a Q&A moderated by The NAMM Foundation Executive Director Mary Luehrsen. Gather information and get inspired to maximize your NAMM Show adventure.

The NAMM Foundation Day of Service

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The NAMM Foundation Day of Service

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — 8:30 am to 11:30 am PST

The 2019 NAMM Show kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 22 with the annual NAMM Foundation Day of Service at an Anaheim elementary school. NAMM member volunteers are needed to unpack and tune instruments; assist sixth graders during facilitator-led music making sessions; and pack and load instruments when the sessions are complete. Transportation provided.

The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education Featuring Black Violin

Black  Violin is  composed  of  classically trained  violist  and  violinist  Wil  B. and  Kev Marcus,  who  combine  their classical  training  and  hip-hop  influences to create  a  distinctive  multi-genre  sound that is  often  described  as “classical  boom.”  Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye  West,  Aerosmith and Tom Petty,  and has creatively collaborated with the likes of  Wu-Tang  Clan,  Wyclef  Jean, and Alicia Keys. Black Violin ’s most recent record, Stereotypes,  debuted at  #1 on the Billboard  Classical  Crossover  Chart and at #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR  praised  the  album  and  band,  saying  “their music  will  keep classical music  alive  for the  next  generation.” 

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