2016 Legislative Agenda
2016 Federal Appropriations Requests
Who We Are:
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is among the world’s largest arts education organizations, representing more than 60,000 music educators across the nation. Advocating at the …
NMC Announces Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Grand Ole Opry as 2016 American Eagle Award Honorees
The National Music Council will bring its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of…
New Musical Instrument Carry-on Rules for Air Travel
After years of negotiating and lobbying, the AFM, in partnership with the airline carry-on coalition, marked the implementation of a final rule from the Department of Transportation regarding musical instruments as carry-on and checked baggage. The n…
SAVE THE DATE! 2016 AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS AT SUMMER NAMM JUNE 23-25 – NASHVILLE, TN
The 2016 American Eagle Awards will be held at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN. Please save the date for the 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon and Leadership in Music Symposium. Honorees to be announced.
Winter Music Education Policy Roundtable 2016 Federal Appropriations Requests
Who We Are:
The Music Education Policy Roundtable is a coalition of music and music education organizations which advocates on behalf of ensuring the continued presence and perseverance of high quality music programs in America’s schools. The Ro…
Statement of Support by the Music Education Policy Roundtable On the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
Late last year, Congress reached a compromise agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The compromise bill, S. 1177, also known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” includes “music” and “arts” as part of the new “Well-Rounded Education” provision (previously known as “Core Academic Subjects”), which provides a number of increased opportunities for access to music education.
National Music Council And Music Publishers Association Announce 2015 Copyright Awareness Scholarship Winners
After reviewing hundreds of applications for the 2015 Copyright Awareness Scholarship we are pleased to announce this year’s big winners! First Prize ($5,000) went to Hannah Paine for her heartfelt and honest take on the value of music. Hannah, who just completed her first year at Chapman University, is studying film production.
NMC Mourns the Loss of Theodore Bikel
The National Music Council is profoundly saddened to note the passing of legendary performer and civil rights activist Theodore Bikel. Bikel was honored with the Council’s American Eagle Award in 2012 in recognition of his unique contribution to the …
National Music Council Presents 2015 American Eagle Awards to Kris Kristofferson, Jim Lauderdale, Jim Halsey, Sherman Halsey & Music Makes Us
Nashville July 11, 2015 – The National Music Council continued its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville for the very first time on July 11th as part of the Summer NAMM Show events. The h…