Advancing Music Making

World Singing Day is the global sing-along held annually on the third Saturday in October and will occur this year on October 17. Billed as “a catalyst for positive human connection,” the event provides an opportunity to celebrate “our global family through the international language of music.”
The Iowa based NAMM Member launched Musical Connections, a music therapy-informed program designed to serve a diverse group of needs in August.
The NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) resides on the ground floor of NAMM headquarters in a burgeoning and accessible corner of Carlsbad, California. With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, visitors are excited to discover this unique treasure of the not-so-sleepy beach town.
Make Music Day occurs annually on June 21 and is a set of free music events that take place “in venues and public spaces – from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls, and arts centers.” Open to musicians of all ages, abilities, and skill levels, the summer solstice music celebration takes place in 125 countries and across 1,000 cities around the world and
Creative United, in partnership with the Musicians’ Union and Normans Musical Instruments in the UK recently published the Take It Away The Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments, a compilation of more than 80 products that have been “specifically designed to make learning and playing musical instruments of all kinds as accessible as possible for d
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.

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