Laurie Schell, Director of Music Makes Us, shares her success story of how the city of Nashville is helping advance music education. Through the work of Music Makes Us and the Music City Advisory Board, 60% of their students are involved in music education.
Recorded Live at the 2017 NAMM Show, Bill Pelto, executive director, The College Music Society and Mary Luehrsen have a conversation about how NAMM's GenNext program helps support and train the next generation of music teachers.
David Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, discusses the importance of arts standards and giving teachers the ability to have flexibility within those standards that will equip students with the skills and methodology for success.
Recorded LIVE at NAMM 2017, Leo Coco discusses his role working with policy makers in Washington DC and accomplishment he has helped achieve as an advocate for music education.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sits down with Mary Luehrsen to discuss how he successfully helped legislation that requires all public school students to participate in music and the arts.
Recorded LIVE from The 70th Annual Midwest Clinic! A Conversation about “Radical Inclusiveness” in music and the arts with Eric Booth, Co-Author of Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music. Featuring student performances by The Chicago El Sistema Exchange.
Eric Martin, President/CEO of Music for All guest hosts inspiring discussion with Ryan Edgmon, Mustang High School Band Director; C.J. Hinds, Mustang H.S. Drum Major; Richie Williams, Paragould H.S. Band Director, Paxton Poff, Paragould H.S. Drum Major; and Marcia Neel, Yamaha Corp. of America Senior Director of Music Education.
Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager of Americans for the Arts guest hosts a conversation that includes updates about the newly formed, statewide music and arts education advocacy effort in Indiana. Hear from IAEN organizers Mark Goff, NAMM Chairman, Pres/CEO of Paige’s Music; Lane Velayo, Indiana Music Education Association Executive Director; and Ronny Lau, National Association for Music Education Policy Advisor.
Guest host Dan Del Fiorentino caught up with country music legends and American Eagle Award Recipients Emmy Lou Harris and Vince Gill at The 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. Harris and Gill talk about early musical influences, music as a communication tool, and the joy of living a musical life.
The NAMM Foundation’s executive director Mary Luehrsen talks about ESSA, the new federal education law, and shares ideas on what music and arts education advocates can do NOW to assure that opportunities for music and arts education are available to EVERY child!