Links and Resources

To get more information, contact any of the following organizations.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country, and by raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation's youth. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated $25 million in total support and implemented 350 public school music programs in 30 American cities, impacting the lives of over more than 120,000 children. the Foundation's ten-year goal is to provide $100 million of total support to bring music participation to one million children. for more information as well as tools and resources to support music education visit or call 1-888-VH1-4MUSIC.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education. With more than 70,000 members drawn from educators and others across the nation, MENC is dedicated to advancing music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. Visit , or call 1-800-336-3768 for more information.

NAMM: International Music Products Association was founded in 1901. The organization is made up of over 7000 members from around the world and represents the manufacturers and retailers of musical products. NAMM's mission is to unify, lead and strengthen the global music products industry and to increase active participation in music making. For more information about NAMM, tour our site.

The NARAS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing music and arts education across the country and ensuring access to America's rich cultural legacy. A variety of programs cultivate understanding, appreciation and advancement of the arts for all ages, from infants to the elderly. through cultural, professional and educational initiatives, the Foundation aims to strengthen our education system and our culture-at-large. For more information visit or call 1-877-GRAMMY-ED

The American Music Conference is dedicated to promoting the benefits of music, music making and music education to the general public through the media. For more information, visit

The American String Teachers Association with the National School Orchestra Association promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing. ASTA with NSOA's mission is important in contemporary America because playing and teaching of string and orchestra music adds to one's quality of life in a unique way. ASTA with NSOA pursues its mission through offering an open sharing of ideas; providing benefits, services and activities responsive to the needs of over 11,000 members; developing strong state leadership and chapters; enhancing the image and visibility of string and orchestra teaching and playing; advocating for orchestra and string education; and promoting an inclusive community of orchestra and string teachers and players. For more information visit

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