National Music Council Mourns the Loss of Roy Clark
The National Music Council mourns the loss of country music legend Roy Clark. A master musician, extraordinary entertainer, and inspiration to generations of young artists, Roy was honored with the National Music Council’s American Eagle Award for
National Music Council Honors Jazz Legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer at 35th Annual American Eagle Awards
NMC Director Dr. David Sanders hosted the event, and praised the honorees for setting an extraordinary standard for ongoing contribution to American musical culture and heritage, and for serving as mentors and role models to aspiring jazz artists.
Join us in celebrating the 2018 Music In Our Schools Month®!
As we move into March, NAfME will be holding its 33rd annual Music In Our Schools Month® celebration. This year’s theme is “Music Connects Us.” We encourage you to show how music connects you by sharing videos and photos on Facebook, Twitter, and
The National Music Council to Honor Jazz Giants Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer at Annual American Eagle Awards
NASHVILLE – The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea, and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The
Arts Advocacy Day 2018 March 12th – 13th Washington, D.C.
Join the National Music Council on Capitol Hill as arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, D.C. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500
SAVE THE DATE: 2018 American Eagle Awards June 28th Nashville Music City Center @ Summer NAMM
The National Music Council will once again present the annual American Eagle Awards for contribution to American music as part of Summer NAMM. Honorees and Presenters will be announced soon!
BMI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP SEASON
NEW YORK, NY ― October 5, 2017 ― The BMI Foundation announced today that it is now accepting online applications for its 2018 scholarship season, open to young musicians and songwriters attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation
FALL 2017 Newsletter: NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL PRESENTS 34TH ANNUAL AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS
The National Music Council presented its prestigious American Eagle Award to music industry icons Crystal Gayle, Harry Shearer, and Patti Smith on July 13 at The Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. National Music Council Director, David Sanders,
American Eagle Awards 2017: Crystal Gayle on the Importance of Music Education
Crystal Gayle accepts her 2017 American Eagle Award and speaks about the importance of Music Education for children.
American Eagle Awards 2017: Harry Shearer on the Importance of Creator’s Rights
Harry Shearer accepts his 2017 American Eagle Award and speaks about the importance of Creator’s Rights.
American Eagle Awards 2017: Patti Smith on the 5 Music Rights
Patti Smith accepts her 2017 American Eagle Award and speaks about the 5 music rights set forth by the International Music Council.
34TH ANNUAL AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE SUMMER NAMM SHOW IN NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Music Council presented its prestigious American Eagle Award to music industry icons Crystal Gayle, Harry Shearer, and Patti Smith on July 13 at The Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. National Music Council Director,
PAUL SHAFFER AND RICHARD LEIGH ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL’S AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS AT SUMMER NAMM SHOW
34th Annual American Eagle Awards Set for Thursday, July 13 in Nashville, TN. Tickets on sale now!
National Music Council to Honor Crystal Gayle, Patti Smith and Harry Shearer With 2017 American Eagle Awards at Summer NAMM Show
Nashville, TN – The National Music Council has announced that country music legend Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators’ rights activist Harry Shearer will be honored at the
Arts Advocacy Day 2017
3… 2… 1… Advocate! 600+ arts advocates from across the country convene on Capitol Hill March 20–21, 2017 for the 30th annual National Arts Action Summit. Now is the time to make sure new and returning members of Congress hear how essential
Tell Congress to Save the NEA
The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget proposal calls for termination of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts—the first American President in history to do so. With your help, we are committed to making the case that the NEA makes
National Music Council Letter to the New Congress for Arts Advocacy Day 2017
The members of the National Music Council, who together represent some one million individuals, are unified in a commitment to support music education because we know how much a balanced, sequential education that includes music can bring to the
Music Education Roundtable Message to the New Administration
The National Music Council is a member of the Music Education Roundtable, whose constituents believe that all children, regardless of circumstance, should have access to high-quality in-school music programs. Intertwined with our great society,
Arts Advocacy Day 2017 March 20-21 Washington, D.C.
Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and
NMC/MPA Announce 2016 Student Video Scholarship Winners
The NMC and Music Publishers Association are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Copyright Awareness Scholarship! First prize went to Tara Troiano for her simple and heartfelt message about the difficulty of building a future as
Music Education Roundtable: ACTION ALERT
After a usual long summer recess, Congress came back in session on Tuesday, September 6. With less than a month remaining until the fiscal deadline, Congress will more than likely pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government.
Dear Congress: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Broken and No Longer Works for Creators.
As songwriters and artists who are vital contributing force to the U.S. and to American exports around the world, we are writing to express our concern about the ability of the next generation of creators to earn a living.
MUSIC COMMUNITY & ARTISTS TO CONGRESS: FIX THE DMCA
Remember watching the little orange AOL man walk across your screen as you waited to log on to the Internet? Hearing “You’ve Got Mail” upon entering the World Wide Web was a cultural phenomenon that excited everyone lucky enough to be granted access
National Music Council Presents 2016 American Eagle Awards to Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Grand Ole Opry At Summer NAMM
The National Music Council’s annual American Eagle Awards were presented at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an
Music Education Advocacy Action Alert
To coincide with the House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY2017 Labor-HHS-Education bill markup, NAfME and the Music Education Roundtable has begun its grassroots advocacy push for Title IV, Part A funding. We urge you to contact your
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
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
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