Advancing Music Making
At The 2023 NAMM Show, educators will find sessions, networking opportunities, and events that speak to the professional needs of today’s administrators and teachers.
In the summer of 2014, husband and wife team Vincent James and Joann Pierdomenico formed Keep Music Alive, a nonprofit that believes “every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to play music and every adult needs to be reminded that it’s never too late to start playing.”
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is one of 23 music-making programs that received grants from The NAMM Foundation in 2022. Since 1994, NAMM and The NAMM Foundation, through the generous support of NAMM members and donors, have provided $208,893,559 to music-making organizations.
NAMM member Genelec has aligned with the non-profit, The Music Works, to present the Music Bus, a new initiative from the philanthropic organization. This mobile studio connects communities by harnessing the power of music and its collaborative and creative creation process.
The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation. Now in its 24th year, the program recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.
Save The Music is one of 23 music-making programs that received grants from The NAMM Foundation in 2022. Since 1994, NAMM and The NAMM Foundation, through the generous support of NAMM members and donors, have provided $201 million to music-making organizations.
In November, The NAMM Foundation announced the launch of its newest initiative, NAMM’s Million More Music Makers, which will take place April 13 – 15 at The 2023 NAMM Show.
In early November, electronics engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Don Lewis passed away, leaving behind a legacy of innovation.
A newly formed group, On-Corps, brings veterans together and harnesses their shared experiences in the military to bolster their community and make music.
Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock) is one of 23 music-making programs that received grants from The NAMM Foundation in 2022. Since its inception, and through the generous support of its Members and donors, The NAMM Foundation has provided $201 million to music-making organizations.
D’Addario Foundation Introduces the Bridge Fund to Increase Equitable Music Education Access in Black Communities
In February, the D’Addario Foundation announced the launch of the Bridge Fund, an initiative specifically focused on bridging the gap between access to music education and the Black community.
Many know Mark Despotakis from his days at Progressive Music as the company’s Director of Market Development.