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:

  • Useful Links, links 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.
  • Research 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 here. 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
  • 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.