All-industry Drum Circle

All-industry Drum Circle

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 5:45 pm to 6:59 pm PST

Drum up enthusiasm for music making at NAMM’s annual All-industry Drum Circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration! Blow off some steam and get ideas for setting up fun, group-based Community Music Making experiences. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc. 

Roomful of Pianos: “The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Roomful of Pianos: “The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 5:30 pm to 5:59 pm PST

Roomful of Pianos features piano compositions and arrangements for 15 piano players. Friday night Roomful features Paul Dukas, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," (1897) arranged by Jeffrey Shumway, Conductor: Kimo Furumoto.

She Rocks Awards

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She Rocks Awards

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 9:59 pm PST

The 2019 She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the House of Blues Anaheim at 7:30 p.m. This high-energy evening includes live music, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a fabulous silent auction, amazing gift bags and so much more! Tickets are now on sale, available in four tiers that include dinner and more. This event is open to the public; a NAMM Show badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards.

18th Annual Parnelli Awards

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18th Annual Parnelli Awards

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm PST

A night of magic where the industry’s greatest stars gather for good drink, good food and the privilege of honoring our very best in event technology.

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6:00 PM: Pre-Show Festivities & Cocktail Party
7:00 PM: Dinner & Awards Ceremony
10:00 PM: After-Party

The Grand Rally for Music Education Featuring Conductor/Composer Eric Whitacre

Audience Participation

Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre headlines The Grand Rally for Music Education, featuring audience participation in choral arrangements directed by Whitacre. Special encore viewing of Deep Field, a new film by Mr. Whitacre inspired by the iconic Hubble Telescope Deep Field images to follow performance, with a meet and greet with the composer. Featuring pre-show performance by trumpet soloist Jonathan Dely. Learn your vocal part for The Grand Rally For Music Education by viewing the scores for "Cloudburst" and "Fly to Paradise," courtesy of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company.

Roomful of Pianos: "Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes"

Roomful of Pianos: "Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes"

Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 5:30 pm to 5:59 pm PST

Roomful of Pianos features piano compositions and arrangements for 30 piano players. Saturday night’s repertoire Claude Debussy, "Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes," (1899) arranged by Jed Distler (world premiere), Conductor: Kimo Furumoto.

34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

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34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm PST

The “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry honoring products and innovations in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films.

5:30pm: Check in and Bars Open for VIPs
6pm: Doors Open for VIPs: Buffet Dinner, Open Bar, Seated Tables
6:45pm: Doors Open for General Admission
7pm: Awards Show Begins
9:30pm: Awards Show Ends
10pm–12 am: VIP After-Party in Avalon Ballroom (must have VIP lanyard to attend)

Community Music Making Forum

Community Music Making Forum

Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 11:00 am to 11:59 am PST

Connect with your community as a music-making destination!  The Community Music Making Forum is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music-makers. Enjoy a live musical experience from the infectious Luongo Ukulele Ensemble and listen to interviews with members of the band. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.

Ukulele Circle

Ukulele Circle

Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 1:00 pm to 1:59 pm PST

Add the uke to your musical repertoire! 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. We provide the ukes, you provide the smiles and learn how to create a uke community. Facilitated by Ukulenny. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.

Guitar Circle

Guitar Circle

Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PST

Strum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA), and Fender Play.

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