Founded in 1940 and chartered by the 84th Congress in 1956, the National Music Council represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO. The Council acts as a clearing house for the joint opinion and decision of its members and is dedicated to strengthening the importance of music in our life and culture.

SAVE THE DATE: NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND 2015 AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS TO BE HELD JULY 11 IN NASHVILLE

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January 27th, 2015

NMC’s 2015 American Eagle Awards, Leadership in Music Symposium and annual membership meeting will be held in Nashville on the afternoon of July 11th. The presentations will coincide with the International Musical Product Association’s Summer NAMM Show. This will be the first time the American Eagle Awards will be held outside of New York City. [...]

2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

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January 26th, 2015

On January 13th the Music Education Policy Roundtable, a coalition of likeminded organizations and institutions, advocating for high quality music education in America’s schools, identified its legislative priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The Music Education Policy Roundtable has outlined these priorities for Congress: To create policies and teaching environments [...]

Members Requested to Help Spread the Word About NMC Award Winning Copyright Education Materials

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October 9th, 2014

The NMC board is requesting that member organizations promote our new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach respect and admiration for creators, inventors and their works. The program was created by the National Music Council and Music Publishers’ Association to teach young students the consequences of disrespecting the rights of creators, [...]

National Music Council and Music Publishers Association Announce 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship Winners

October 9th, 2014

The NMC and MPA have announced the winners of the 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship for creative videos that engage students in copyright and intellectual property protection. The scholarship award was introduced in 2010 by the Music Publishers Association. Joining with other educational outreach organizations like the National Music Council and the National Association for Music [...]

NMC to Promote Copyright Education Program at Nashville NAfME Conference

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October 9th, 2014

The National Music Council will be promoting its I Made It… Please Don’t Steal It copyright education tools at the National Association for Music Education conference in Nashville on October 26-29. We invite and encourage you to stop by our booth!

ADVOCACY ACTION: Change.org

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October 9th, 2014

ADVOCACY ACTION: Sign the NAfME / Change.org petition to Department of Education and Congress: “You say music is a core subject, it’s time your policies reflect that.” Sign the Petition HERE!

Music Education Policy Roundtable Lobbies 114th Congress

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October 9th, 2014

The Music Education Policy Roundtable, of which NMC is a member, has drafted the following letter to the 114th Congress. We encourage everyone to support these policies by writing letters of their own to legislators. Dear Senator/Representative: On the eve of the 114th Congress, and with the state of our nation’s prekindergarten-12th schools ever in [...]