It has been a pleasure to collaborate with the National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM) throughout the years.
The NAMM Foundation is a wonderful educational arm of this organization and provides many opportunities for outreach, advocacy, and education to music students and faculty throughout the country.
My first experience at NAMM was back in the year 2010 when my husband and I were in the process of starting our music school, Superior Academy of Music.
We attended the NAMM convention in Anaheim and established key partnerships that allowed us to open our Academy with state-of-the-art equipment and become an all-Kawai school.
In 2018 I was selected as one of fourteen music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program. As part of this fellowship, I was invited to Nashville, TN to participate in the Summer NAMM convention.
In early 2019, I participated at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA as a speaker.
My NAMM experiences have had a tremendous impact in my work as a business coach for musicians and music entrepreneurship educators.
Not only have I gained valuable knowledge and expertise related to the many possible career avenues that exist in the music industry, but I’ve also developed relationships with incredible colleagues who are all highly committed to advancing the music profession both for themselves as well as for their students.
I have since always encouraged my coaching clients and my University students to learn about this organization and become involved.
If you haven’t heard of NAMM before, I highly encourage you to become familiar with this amazing organization and consider attending one of their live conventions when things normalize.
Recently, I was invited to join their webinar series “Students & Faculty Speak Out: Career Prospects and Concerns” to take place this coming Thursday, 10/22 from 11 am-12 pm central time.
I’ll be answering questions presented by college music students and will be joined by esteem music colleagues.
Admission is free and you can learn more about the event and register to watch it live by clicking here.
I hope you can join this exciting discussion.
Below are some snapshots from their event page.