Advancing Music Making

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.
Earlier this month, the D’Addario Foundation “went back to school” at the Palace Theater in Los Angeles to raise funds to support efforts to revitalize music education programs in underserved schools and communities. The night featured appearances by John C.
The NAMM Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a new grantee, Music Haven. The organization, based out of New Haven, Connecticut, “empowers and connects young people through exceptional tuition-free music education, mentoring, and performance by our resident musicians” and is striving to give “all kids a chance to play.”
One of the more unique features of our industry is the frequency of manufacturers and retailers to rally around a cause that creates more music makers.
The sixth annual International Music Council (IMC) World Forum on Music (WFM) took place from September 28 to October 1 in Paris France.
The NAMM Foundation is proud to announce a new 2019 grantee, UCLArts & Healing’s program entitled Beat the Odds®: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming (BTO).
One of the pinnacles of music performance is being able to boast playing on some of the world’s most famous stages and there maybe no stage more iconic than Carnegie Hall in New York City, and soon, the Lake Elsinore Middle School Tiger Band from Lake Elsinore, California will now carry that distinct honor.
Since 2009 community members in Coralville, Iowa, a small suburb near the University of Iowa have partnered with the Oakdale Prison, a medium-security facility to bring music to the incarcerated and the community.
SongwritingWith:Soldiers (SW:S) recently held a concert at the War Memorial in Nashville, Tennessee. This event, featured songs written by service members and their families who have participated in retreats with the SongwritingWith:Soldiers program since its beginnings in 2012.
Guitars for Vets (G4V) and the Yamaha Corporation of America joined forces on June 27 in honor of National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day. The day is annually observed to recognize “the effects PTSD has on the lives of those affected by it, including roughly 800,000 veterans.”
Tulsa, Oklahoma retailer and NAMM Member, Saied Music Company, has launched a colorful, new initiative: Play Me, Tulsa!
As part of its mission to “support women in the music products industry in the development of their leadership proficiencies and aspirations,” the Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund has awarded travel scholarships to three women from the music products industry to attend Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee, July 18-20.

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