Chick Singer Night (CSN), a national performance network for women, announced that it was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from NAMM, the International Music Products Association. The grant represents the single largest award ever received by
CSN and will help the program continue to bring music-making opportunities to women across the country through national showcases, workshops and songwriting competitions.
NAMM’s grant program focuses on organizations that help support the trade association’s mission to create more active music-makers worldwide. Grant recipients are chosen based on criteria including the geographic scope of the program, a demonstrated ability to fulfill the stated objectives and successfully implement the program and an enhancement of the market for music products. “We’re excited to receive this grant from NAMM, because it means we can reach a broader base with our program,” said Lori Maier, founder and executive director, Chick Singer Night and Breathe, a Foundation for the Artist. “Having the support of the music products industry validates our belief that women are a powerful force in today’s music market. CSN offers women the opportunity to experience and expand their musical potential. We encourage women to make music, share that music and in the end,
become a new addition to the music scene.”
“On behalf of the music products industry, each year NAMM reinvests a large portion of its trade show revenue to assist in the expansion of proven programs like CSN to create more active music makers and grow the market,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. “This program has a good track record of improving access to music making, and we look forward to seeing it grow in the future."
For more information, go to the Chick Singer Night and NAMM Websites at www.chicksingernight.com and www.namm.com, respectively.