Advancing Music Making

Make Music Day (MMD) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Make Music Day (MMD) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Make Music Day (MMD) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Casio, a premier manufacturer of keyboards since 1980, is donating keyboards to Make Music Day. Held each year on June 21, Make Music Day (MMD) is a free celebration of music around the world. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Make Music Day (MMD) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Blues Angel Music Foundation, a non-profit established by NAMM Members Jim and Nan DeStefney, owners of Blues Angel Music, are providing class sets of ukuleles for up to 12 teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.
In May, iconic retailer and NAMM Member Sam Ash Music donated over $22,000 of musical instruments to the Hempstead Union Free School District in Hempstead, New York. The donation was made in honor of Bernice Ash, the matriarch of the family, and the Bernice Ash Memorial Fund.
Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music will return on June 21. The festival is held on the summer solstice and features a lineup of virtual and in-person music-making events designed to connect, comfort, unite, and uplift. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a mostly virtual celebration, but many in-person events are to return this year.
After a forced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Play Me, Tulsa! from rolling out the sophomore year of its community music and art installment, the event returned this month. Play Me, Tulsa! installed six pianos in public spaces throughout Tulsa, encouraging the community to play and enjoy the power of music.
NAMM Member Music Forecast and Greg Pardue began the Front Porch Pandemic Jazz Jam in the University City neighborhood of San Diego, California during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020.
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) opened its doors to much anticipation in January 2021. The museum is the only museum “dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.”
Percussion Marketing Council (PMC), a NAMM Foundation grantee, is welcoming the return of International Drum Month. This May, the organization is offering drummers the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a percussion icon.

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