AMA Receives NAMM Foundation Grant to further Develop Music Making in Australia in 2019/20







The Australian Music Association has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 28 music-making organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics.

“Through the transformative work of these organizations, thousands of people will discover or advance their love and desires for making music,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. “And these projects also advance new music learning experiences and capacity – all essential for creating more music makers.”

The grants serve to underscore the Foundation’s mission to advance participation in music making and offer quality access to all people. As one of 28 recipients, the Australian Music Association will utilize the resource to support the organization’s  efforts to establish the wonderful Make Music Day initiative in Australia as well as continue with its efforts to engage schools and local government to embrace group youth music making.

The AMA’s executive officer, Rob Walker said, ‘the grant from the NAMM Foundation enables our small association to think big! Through its grants program the foundation enables so many smaller organisations to take on projects that truly globalize the efforts of our industry to create more music makers and advocate for the importance of music education’.

Since its inception in 1994, The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program has donated more than $18 million in support to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy and public service programs related to music-making. The grants program has also contributed significantly to the development in Australia of programs such as Musical Futures. The grants are funded in part by donations from the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,400 member companies worldwide.

About the Australian Music Association

The Australian Music Association’s is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to be the voice of the music products industry and grow music making in Australia. For more information please visit our website or Contact Rob Walker at

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit