January 16–19, 2020
Music Education Days at The NAMM Show
Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
Grow Your Music Industry Knowledge
The program offers music teachers and school administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
Music educators, adminstrators and instructors are invited to attend The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
The NAMM Show is a four-day, action-packed event that attracts over 115,000 music, sound and event technology professionals from around the world. With over 2,000 exhibitors showcasing their latest products, The NAMM Show is a great opportunity to equip yourself with the industry trends, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
The NAMM Foundation provides a vital bridge between the trade side of the music industry and those of us working within the broad domain of music education. it was clear from this year's  show that this intrinsic relationship is being strengthened. The 2017 NAMM Show provided opportunities to have wider conversations with potential collaborators.
president of International Society for Music Educators (ISME)
The topics you care about, taught by industry leaders, all in one place.
The Music Educator Showcase is a goldmine of valuable information for any music educator attending The NAMM Show. Each company that presents is able to share what tools and resources are immediately available for educators to use in their programs. Having the opportunity to present at the showcase has allowed me to meet many great music educators, nonprofits and other contacts that share the mission of providing music for every child.
managing director of Educational Services at Conn-Selmer, Inc.
The annual Grand Rally provides thoughtful discussion and inspiring performances for the industry’s salute to music education.
The Roomful of Pianos features two nights of symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.
A wide variety of concerts, receptions and events across The NAMM Campus
Events for Music Education
- The Grand Rally for Music Education
- Music Educator Showcases
- GenNext/The College Music Society educational sessions
- The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education
- Roomful of Pianos
- Careers in Music Summit
- Music Making Circles: All-industry Drum Circle, Ukulele Circle, Guitar Circle
Being at NAMM opened up a whole new world for me. I was connected with resources that I didn't even realize existed. Also, being able to interact with industry people gave me insight into their vision and allowed me to give my input as well. As far as my professional goals; the program introduced me to ideas in music education that will enhance my classroom and after school programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions asked about Music Education Days
- What are the exhibit hours for The NAMM Show?
Thursday, Jan. 16 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Jan. 17 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Jan. 18 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, Jan. 19 10 am – 5 pm
- Can anyone attend The NAMM Foundation events at The NAMM Show?
Yes. The NAMM Foundation hosts events specifically for NAMM non-members such as college students majoring in music (GenNext), music educators/school administrators (Music Education Days), and NAMM Foundation partners/nonprofit organizations; anyone with a badge is welcome to attend NAMM Foundation events.
- If I register and attend The 2020 NAMM Show as a music educator does my badge allow me access to the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center?
Yes. Your badge allows you access to the show floor as well as any events at the Hilton Anaheim, during show hours.
- I noticed that my badge allows only "limited access" to the trade show. What does "limited access" mean?
Your badge allows access to the trade show exhibits all hours, and all days. “Limited access,” means that your badge does not give you access to the exhibit hall before or after show hours.
- Where do I pick up my badge onsite?
Badges may be picked up at one of these Badge Will Call locations:
- ACC, Arena
- ACC, Back of Hall B/C (in front of EAC desk)
- ACC, Back of Hall D
- ACC, Box Office C/D
- ACC, Grand Plaza Tent
- ACC, Hall E Ticket Office
- Marriott, Platinum Desks
- May I bring a guest?
Your badge allows NAMM Show access for you only and badges are NOT transferable as they are checked with a government issued ID (passport, driver’s license) at the entrance to the NAMM Show exhibit halls. In addition, all non-member attendees must be 18 years of age or older.
- What should I bring with me?
You should bring the following with you to The NAMM Show: comfortable shoes, as there as literally “miles” of exhibits; a printed copy of your emailed badge confirmation; and photo identification – this will be required at every entrance.
Note: Rolling luggage/handcarts, personal music instruments and any instrument accessories are prohibited at The NAMM Show. Bag check is available at the hotels, but not in the ACC.
- Can I purchase 'demo' instruments from exhibitors?
No. The NAMM Show is a trade-only show held to promote the exchange of information between wholesale buyers and sellers. Retail selling on the show floor is strictly prohibited. While visiting exhibits we ask that you remain aware of the business being conducted between exhibitors (red badges) and buyers (blue badges) and yield accordingly.
- Which airport should I fly into?
The recommended airports are:
- John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
- Long Beach Airport (LGB)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Ontario International Airport (ONT)
- Where should I park?
We will share this information in early fall.
- Can I register and purchase a Music Education Days badge onsite?
Yes. You are still able to purchase a badge onsite after the badge deadline. The registration fee is $50.
- I still have questions. Who should I contact?
Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.