Australian Music Association Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation

Australian Music Association Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation

(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia- July 7, 2017) — The Australian Music Association has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 24 organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that create and support access to musical instruction and that serve to inspire a life-long love of making music in its population.

“We are so pleased to benefit The Australian Music Association with a grant in their quest to continue to create access and opportunities for all people to experience the joy of making music,” shared Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of the The NAMM Foundation. “It is through their transformative work of nonprofit music service organizations that thousands of people will discover their own musical talent.”

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 24 recipients, The Australian Music Association will utilize the resource as a means to support the organization’s From Schools to Commnunity Project, involving the development of programs that enable music making in the community, particularly its work developing its Young Warriors group music making program. The funding will also assist in the establishment of Make Music Day in 2018.

The Executive Officer of the Australian Music Association, Robert Walker, said “the receipt of a grant from the NAMM Foundation makes a huge difference to the amount of market development work can do, in the pursuit of activities that increase the number of active music makers in the community. For many years the NAMM Foundation has been at the forefront of the development of significant programs in Australia that improve access to music and music education”

Since its inception in 1994, The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program has donated more than $16 million in support to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy and public service programs related to music making. The grants are funded in part by donations from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and its 10,300 member companies worldwide.

For additional information about the organization, please contact:
Robert Walker
+613 9254-1019

About the The Australian Music Association
The Australian Music Association is a not-for-profit industry association representing the retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers of musical instruments and equipment. Its mission is to be the Voice of the Music Products Industry while growing music making in Australia. For more information

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