Advancing Music Making

NAMM Members from around-the-world are ready to celebrate Make Music Day 2019, a free day of music celebration open to musicians of all levels on June 21, 2019.
On May 8, 2019 leaders from the New York City Public Schools and representative from New York’s philanthropic and cultural sectors met at the Yamaha Artists Salon in New York, New York to discuss the progress and future goals for music and arts education in New York City schools.
Make Music Day is an annual, global music celebration that takes place alongside the summer solstice each year on June 21. Over 1,000 cities found in 120 different countries participate in vibrant celebrations that often highlight the unique music scene found in each community.
The NAMM Foundation’s President’s Innovation Award (PIA) first established in 2009 is given to college students with interest in pursuing a career in the music industry and who demonstrate excellence in the field of music.
In late May, as students are daydreaming about the beginning of summer vacation. NAMM member advocates across the country are working to ensure that children have access to music and arts education. This group of advocates are executing one of the most important gatherings of the year, the annual NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In.
On February 14, 2019, the Indiana State Legislature met and passed a resolution naming the day “Indiana Arts Education Day.” This groundbreaking initiative was spearheaded by former NAMM Chair and Paige’s Music President, Mark Goff, a passionate proponent of music education advocacy efforts in both the national and local arenas.
The NAMM D.C. Fly-In supports the Market Development objective to promote and represent the shared interests of NAMM members to elected officials and policy makers in the United States. 
“We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; where every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right.”
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The NAMM Foundation’s Coalition on Coalitions provides tactics, resources and best practices to move and improve state-level policies, funding and advocacy for music education.