Advancing Music Making

The eleventh annual Make Music Winter returns on December 21. The NAMM Foundation sponsors this free, outdoor, musical event. Each December, communities are encouraged to turn into music makers on the winter solstice, and this year, the celebration includes more than 35 cities.
NAMM Member, Popplers Music, is teaming up with a grassroots campaign to save arts and music education in its community’s schools.
NAMM Member KHS America has donated $100,000 worth of musical instruments to Waverly Junior High and High School to revive their school music programs after a devastating flood swept through their Tennessee community.
Guitars For Vets (G4V) has partnered with Gibson to honor American service members, past and present, with “Rock to Remember” (R2R). The 11th annual musical celebration will premiere on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 7:00 pm CST via the G4V website.
Gibson, the 127-year American brand, has long been dedicated to developing the next generation of music creators. The iconic guitar manufacturer recently announced the 2023 class of artists participating in the Gibson Generation Group (G3) mentorship program.
The power of music and its ability to affect both human biology and our behavior is well documented. From the scientific concepts of music therapy and the field of applied biomusicology, music possesses some ability to influence our emotions and physiological response.
In July, Taylor Clark, a music education major at Kansas State University, was named Miss Kansas. Clark is using her year of service to communicate the importance of music education programs to the masses, facilitate challenging conversations harnessing the power of music, and plans to create future generations of music makers as a teacher.
NAMM Foundation grantee, Guitars in the Classroom, is determined to make music available to students of all abilities via its Adaptive Music for Achievement in Inclusion & Special Education (AMAISE) educator training program.
In honor of the Bob Moog Foundation's 15th anniversary, the NAMM Member is hosting a charity initiative to raise funds for Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and other foundation programs.
In June, Guitar Center’s Orange Park, Florida location surprised a local nurse to help her to continue making music and inspiring her patients.
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.

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