September 16, 2020 I Event

NAMM Foundation Announces Believe in Music Week Fall Webinar Series

The NAMM Foundation’s Believe in Music Week is starting earlier than thought. The foundation has announced that programming for the event will include a series of fall webinars, taking place from September to December. The programming is geared toward college faculty and students, music educators, music service organizations, music makers and more.

September’s programming includes:

September 17: Online Learning: It Can Be More Than You Think

Panelists: Maria Palma, Executive Director, I.A. Office of Arts and Special Projects, New York City Department of Education; Elizabeth M. Guglielmo, Director of Music Office of Arts and Special Projects, New York City Department of Education; Ted Gee, Co-founder and President, Live Music Tutor; Melissa Gawlowski Pratt, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Network Relations, Young Audiences Arts for Learning; and Matthew LeFevre, Media Production Manager, Yale School of Music.

September 23: Back to School Health, Wellness and Safety

Panelists: Ping Ho, Founder and Director, UCLArts and Healing; and Mark J. Spede, Director of Bands, Clemson University

September 25: Music and Social Justice: What Should We Be Doing?

Panelists: Habib Bako, Director of Community Building, Independent Sector; DeDe Heid, Executive Vice President, Heid Music; Crystal Morris, President/Owner, Gator Cases, Inc.; Kit Culpepper, Director Channel Strategy, C.F. Martin Guitars; and Lisa Steele-MacDonald, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Corporation of America.

September 29: Spark Joy by Learning the Ukulele Basics with Peter Luongo

Facilitator: Peter Luongo, President, Luongo Consulting/Luongo Ukulele Experience

September 30: Back to School Access and Equity in Online Learning

Panelists: Sara Womack, Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, Atlanta Public Schools; Christopher Downing, Superintendent, Anaheim Elementary School District; and more to come.

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