Advancing Music Making

As part of NAMM’s Believe in Music week, Yamaha Entertainment Group offers a sneak peek at its latest documentary project, The Sound of Us. Available to all registrants of Believe in Music Week, the preview is scheduled to air on January 22 at 3 p.m. PST on the “Believe TV” channel.
Following the unprecedented past year, Taylor Guitars has brought together a team of over 50 of its artists to create an uplifting new song, “I Know What Love Is,” with 100% of the net proceeds going to the MusiCares® COVID-19 relief fund.
NAMM’s Museum of Making Music is undergoing its largest renovation since it opened its doors in 1998. The transformation is currently underway, with the grand reopening scheduled for 2021.
On Thursday, December 17, The NAMM Foundation will host an hour of “music and merriment” to welcome the holiday season. The musical extravaganza will be livestreamed starting at 3 p.m. PT and includes special musical guests and “good old-fashioned storytelling” for viewers of all ages.
A new podcast, Arts Entrepreneurship Podcast: Making Art Work, with Nick Petrella and Andy Heise, recently made its debut.
The NAMM Foundation has announced the application period for the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) is now open until January 31, 2021. The annual recognition program is now is in its 22nd year and offers a revised “special edition” to reflect the current realities of music education in the time of COVID-19.
Presented by The NAMM Foundation and the Make Music Alliance, Make Music Winter is a free, outdoor music celebration for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Occurring each year on December 21 and coinciding with the winter solstice, this marks the tenth anniversary of the event.
On October 29, NAMM Member Riverton Piano aired their second annual Masquerade event, which celebrated their students' tireless efforts in a “spooky, but not scary” Halloween concert.
NAMM’s Museum of Making Music is undergoing its largest renovation since it opened its doors in 1998. The transformation is currently underway, with the grand reopening scheduled for early 2021.
Make Music Day is the global celebration of making music. This free, day-long event encourages participation from aspiring or seasoned musicians of all ages and abilities. Taking place on the summer solstice each year on June 21, Make Music Day is celebrated in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world.
For the eighth straight year, Hohner donated thousands of free harmonicas across more than three dozen cities, allowing first-time music makers an opportunity to develop their skills and inspire them to make music year-round.
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.”

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