Advancing Music Making

The “May is MIDI Month” campaign, a month-long celebration of MIDI and its users, has recently concluded. The third-annual event centered around MIDI 2.0 and was presented in cooperation between The MIDI Association (TMA) and the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA). Events included the presentation of webinars, online materials, and fundraising for COVID-19 relief.
May signifies the end of the school year for educators across the country and also hosts The NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, where a group of NAMM Members gather in Washington D.C. to serve as advocates for the right of every child to learn and grow with music by visiting with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.
Eric Whitacre is the Grammy® award-winning composer and conductor behind the virtual choir movement. With projects uniting over 120 different countries, the virtual choir is described as “a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology.”
Clarizio Music Center shut its doors on March 21, 2020, to keep its customers and community safe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make Music Day, the free global celebration of music occurs annually on June 21. Open to participants of all ages and abilities, the festival is unlike any other as musicians pour into the streets, parks, plazas and porches to share the gift of music with their communities.
The implication of COVID-19 and adapting to the best practices of social distancing is impacting all of us.
The NAMM President’s Innovation Award honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music and who are interested in pursuing a career in the music products industry.
For the past 22 years, The NAMM Foundation has supported the advocacy efforts of Save The Music Foundation and for the past three years The NAMM Foundation has awarded Save The Music with a grant to allow for students to have broader access to music in schools throughout the United States.
In Summer 2019 The NAMM Foundation announced grants for 28 music-making organizations with funds totaling $675,000. These organizations can be found throughout the United States and include seven international efforts. One grantee included in this diverse lineup is the Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) which was founded in 1997 by Aaron P.
A Place Called Home (APCH) opened up its doors to the youth in Los Angeles in 1993 with the mission “to provide the gang-affected youth of South Los Angeles with a haven away from the life-threatening dangers and temptations of the streets.” A group of approximately 20 students was able to attend The 2020 NAMM Show to explore the world of music products and the vast oppor
Recently, the Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund announced six awardees of the fund’s 2020 NAMM Show awards program. This one-time stipend will provide the emerging female leaders the opportunity to attend The NAMM Show (January 16-19, 2020) in Anaheim, California.
Make Music Winter is a free, outdoor music-making celebration turning audiences into music makers. On the shortest day of the year, December 21, music can be heard throughout the streets of New York City and in an additional 40 participating cities throughout America.

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