Coalition on Coalitions: Is Your State on the List?

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.

NAMM partners with Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to inform and connect NAMM members with arts advocacy organizations in their states.

NAMM’s half-day Coalition on Coalitions Boot Camp will be held before The 2017 NAMM Show on Tuesday, January 17, and will provide state coalition teams with hands-on advocacy training. The workshop will reinforce the expanding advocacy network that NAMM members are a part of on the state level, and will review strategies and resources for expanding music education in states and local communities.

CoC’s new dashboard on serves as a hub of information about specific state-focused music education advocacy efforts. The current dashboard features a thumbnail summary of action alerts, status updates, NAMM member contacts and state-specific resources for 13 state coalitions in various stages of development and activity.

The state coalitions currently featured on the dashboard are Alabama, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Don’t see your state here? Become an advocate and add it to the list! Visit or email Eric Ebel at to get started.


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