Listen to Audio Recordings of NAMM Foundation Events at The 2017 NAMM Show

The NAMM Foundation presented unique learning opportunities during The 2017 NAMM Show. “Only at The NAMM Show” sessions presented information on issues that impact your business or organization and celebrate and promote music education and music making opportunities for all people.

Audio recordings are now available for the following NAMM Foundation events: SupportMusic’s Coalition on Coalition Boot Camp and Forum; Music Educator Showcases; the “Music Making and Leisure,” Brunch & Learn Forum; and Nonprofit Roundtables.

You can find links to session audio recordings, below.

SupportMusic’s Coalition on Coalition

SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions Boot Camp

The NAMM Foundation partnered with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Music Makes Us Nashville to inform and connect NAMM member advocate leaders with arts advocacy organizations in their states. Audio recordings linked below:

  • State Level Advocacy: What’s Happening and What’s Next. Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts. Audio Recording
  • ESSA Update. Lynn Tuttle, NAfME. Audio Recording
  • Advocacy at the Grassroots. Laurie Schell, Music Makes Us Nashville. Audio Recording


SupportMusic Coalition on Coalitions Forum

This interactive, strategic workshop provided tools, resources and best practice ideas for growing music education opportunities in attendees’ states. Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation. Facilitators: Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts (AFTA); Lynn Tuttle, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Audio recordings linked below:

  • AFTA Resources and How to Advance Arts-friendly Policies in Education. Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts. Audio Recording
  • Federal Education Policy and ESSA. Lynn Tuttle, NAfME. Audio Recording
  • Policy Work at the Local Level. Laurie Schell, Music Makes Us Nashville. Audio Recording
  • Arts Education Partnership: Tools and Resources. Jane Best, Arts Education Partnership. Audio Recording


Recreational Music Making

“Music Making and Leisure,” Brunch & Learn Forum: Audio Recording

Discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music makers. Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation; Panelists: Lee Higgins, contributing author of The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and President of the International Society of Music Educators (ISME); Roger Mantie, Associate Professor of Music Education School of Music at Arizona State University and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. Continental breakfast is provided.

Music Educator Showcases

Showcase #1: Saturday Jan. 21 at 12pm
Audio Recording

Berklee Opens its Doors, K-12 Music Resources for All. Lee Whitmore, Berklee College of Music
Homemade Musical Instruments. Mia Lorenzen, Starlight Park Elementary School
Practice Methodology. Laszlo Stacho, Liszt Academy of Music
Plug in Your Ears, Extreme Orchestra Makeover. Mark Wood, Wood Violins
Dorico, The New Standard in Scoring Software. Greg Ondo, Yamaha Corp. of America
Smart Practice. Deliberate Practice. SmartMusic. Ryan Sargent, MakeMusic, Inc.
Noteflight Learn to Music Education. John Mlynczak, Hal Leonard Corporation
Educational Resources, Clinicians and Performance Possibilities. John Wittmann, Yamaha Corp. of America

Showcase #2: Saturday, Jan. 21 1pm
Audio Recording

Include Guitar and Uke in General Music. Jessica Baron, Guitars in the Classroom
Group Learning and Collaboration at Its Best. Tiffany Stalker, Korg USA
Conn-Selmer Division of Education Resources. Michael Kamphuis, Conn-Selmer, Inc.
The STEM Guitar Project. Tom Singer, Sinclair Community College
Ukulele At School. Daniel Ho, Romero Creations
The Joy of Song and Revolutionizing the Music Classroom. Nadine Levitt, Wurrly, LLC
Make Music Day! Aaron Friedman, Make Music Alliance

Showcase #3: Sunday, Jan 22 10 am
Audio Recording

 “Drum Set in the Classroom” and More. Craig Woodson, Percussion Marketing Council
The Art of Microphone Placement. Jon Russo, DynaMount, LLC
MIDI Resources for Educators. Gene Joly, The MIDI Association
Never Say No. Instigate. Collaborate and Conspire. Cynthia Faisst, Suzuki violin instructor, Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Connecting the Casio Music Educator Nation. Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan, Casio America, Inc.
Introducing Tablets in Schools. Aurelia Azoulay, Newzik

Showcase #4: Sunday, Jan 22 12:30 pm
Audio Recording

Orff Arrangements That Worked (and Some That Didn’t). Chris Berry, San Bernardino Valley College
Nuvo WindStars: A Pre-band Approach. Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, Nuvo Instruments
Making Recording Studio Practice and Learning Accessible to Everyone. Sam Fisher, Audio Fusion, LLC
Online Band and Orchestra Rentals Done Right. Brad Bone, RMI-BAC
Starting a Guitar Program. Bill Purse, GAMA, Teaching Guitar Workshops
Current Music and Current Methodologies, Oh My!. Richard Frank,

Nonprofit Roundtables

Advance Your Mission by Upping Your Social Media Game: Audio Recording

Polish your online presence through social media strategy. Learn to effectively promote your nonprofit mission and to be consistent with your brand. Facilitator: B.J. Morgan, Museum of Making Music.

Board Selection and Management: Audio Recording

This roundtable discussion focuses on nonprofit board selection and provides important tips on how to encourage and motivate board members. Facilitator: David Dik, Young Audiences.

Best Practices for Fundraising: Audio Recording (Thurs., Fri.)

Discover fundraising best practices for your nonprofit with practical knowledge to apply to your organization. Facilitators: David Dik, Young Audiences; Dalouge Smith, San Diego Youth Symphony.