Advancing Music Making

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.
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).

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