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The GRAMMY Foundation was founded in 1989 to cultivate the awareness, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music on American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of the future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities designed to engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The GRAMMY Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy and its regional offices to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education, and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural legacy.

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) in the most significant professional force in music education in the State of New York. NYSSMA is the largest most successful MENC state unit in the country. NYSSMA is the voice for excellence in music education in New York State and beyond.

The NAMM Foundation seeks to strengthen music education in schools and communities nationwide through its Support Music Coalition and website. Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. Support Music provides tools and resources to advance community support for music education with the idea that local parents, teachers, students and advocates CAN make a difference! The NAMM Foundation also annually releases a list of the “Best Communities for Music Education” honoring schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to music and arts as part of a well-rounded education for every child.

Welcome to the Department of Music at Binghamton University. Binghamton University’s Music Department offers a variety of programs that are designed to serve both students who are interested in majoring or minoring in music as well as students who want to keep music a part of their life through participation in ensembles, studio lessons or in the classroom.