American Music Conference
The AMC, the “Voice of Music Making,”
is an organization dedicated to “building credibility for music
and music education, and to expanding that portion of the population
that enjoys and makes its own music.”
Surf this site for valuable info on:
to the organizations that AMC works with, promoting music making and
building music education programs around the world. Each organization
is described, and a link to its own website is included. Find links
here to important music education partners like the American Music
Therapy Association, National School Boards MAssociation, GAMA Discover
Guitar, the Grammy Foundation, and more.
on the benefits of music education, along with ways to encourage
music making for parents, young children, teens and senior citizens,
including info on music wellness and recreational music making campaigns.
- Info on, and ways to obtain the “Einstein Kit,” Music
Education Advocate's Toolkit: Strengthening Music in Your Community,
downloadable at http://www.amc-music.com/advocacy/toolkit.htm. The
new Einstein Kit is the perfect introduction to the world of advocacy
and a great way to get organized and make an effective presentation
to your local decision-makers in support of music.
- Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser’s guide to music advocacy, Essential
Advocacy Resources for Music, downloadable at http://www.amc-music.com/dr_tim.htm.
- Information for schools, educators, students, parents, and members
of the music industry about helping to support music education with
local advocacy efforts.
- Testimonials and PSA’s (audio, video, print) on the benefits
of making music that can be reproduced and used in your area.