Dear Advocates for Music from the African-American Experience,
I welcome you to the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc. home page. We have just celebrated 100 years of musical endeavors that featured music composed and/or performed by African American Musicians. As we build this site for 2020 ventures stay tuned for the programs throughout the year and the upcoming Convention in July 2020 which includes the piano competitions. Individual Regions are encouraged to identify pianists in their areas to recruit for this competition. Information and applications can also be made online.
Under my leadership, we will include ALL genres of music from the African American experience – the blues, jazz, Spirituals, hymns, Gospel, Classical music and musical theater. We encourage the presentations of these genres in our Branches, our Regional Conferences and at our National Convention. We aim for excellence in everything we present at our local meetings and our National Convention.
The 2020 NANM National Convention will be held in Philadelphia in July. Join us. Keep in touch with us. Let us hear your positive voice.
We are making changes and strides. Yes, we have work to do, starting here, starting now. We will do the work.
Thank you for your continued support.
Anne-Marie Hudley Simmons
National President, NANM Inc.