Advancing Music Making

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.
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.

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