The NAMM Foundation Day of Service

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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.” 

All-industry Drum Circle

All-industry Drum Circle

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

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 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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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 12:00 am

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.

Live Stream

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 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

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 12:00 pm

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.

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