Music Museum to celebrate World Music Day

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On Tuesday, June 21, the NAMM Music Museum (MoMM) will join the global celebration of Music Day with free, participatory music-making activities and the launch of its new interactive exhibition: “What is Music for? music ?

Held on June 21, the summer solstice, the event is celebrated worldwide in more than 120 countries and 1,000 cities. To mark the day, hands-on activities and the new MoMM exhibit will be open to the public, and for the day, the Museum will be offering a “pay what you wish” admission fee.

Musical activities

To celebrate the day, MoMM will provide visitors with hands-on opportunities to make music in a variety of settings – no experience necessary! Interested participants are invited to confirm their attendance here.

11 a.m. – Interactive drum circle #1

We have the drums – you have the rhythm! Visitors can borrow a drum or percussion instrument from the Museum and join trained entertainers for a special drumming circle that is sure to get you in the groove.

1:00 p.m. — Make & Play: make your shake with Studio ACE

Musicians of all ages, especially the little ones, will be invited to make and design a musical shaker with our friends at Studio ACE. The Museum will provide the supplies, with the musicians providing the inspiration and rhythm for the design!

2:00 p.m. — Interactive drum circle #2

We have the drums – you have the rhythm! Visitors can borrow a drum or percussion instrument from the Museum and join trained entertainers for a special drumming circle that is sure to get you in the groove.

ALL DAY (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — Jam on the Lawn

Want to share a song, sing along, strum a guitar, or jam with others? Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring an instrument to the Museum and join the jam session on the lawn. In addition to an instrument, participants are encouraged to bring their own chair as seating is limited.

What good is music? Opening of the new exhibition

To capture the spirit of the day, the MoMM will invite visitors to share their views, thoughts and emotions in a new interactive exhibition: ‘What is music for?

The exhibition will ask visitors to reflect on the questions: “What is music for? What good is music? What is it for you, for us and for the world? and leave their comments to share and connect with others. The littlest visitors can also participate by designing a magnet to incorporate into the display or take home as a treasured reminder of the power of music.

In-depth renovation of the MoMM

The MoMM Make Music Day celebration follows the Museum’s extensive renovation, the first major overhaul after MoMM was founded in 2000. The new MoMM takes visitors from near and far on an immersive journey of musical exploration and discovery. told through instruments, artifacts and multimedia exhibits featuring video stories, photographs, performance clips and interviews from instrument makers, artists and industry innovators.

In MoMM’s four new galleries, guests can explore the key themes of “Making the Instruments”, “Providing the Instruments”, “Using the Instruments” and “Beyond the Instruments” and developing a deeper understanding of how instrument makers and external events have brought us the music we make and enjoy.

Every year, MoMM welcomes thousands of school-aged children, many from Title I schools, for educationally enriching visits. In 2018, MoMM established a music program with San Pasqual Academy to provide the school’s young adoptees with one-on-one lessons and opportunities to explore the wider world of music-making and careers in music. industry.

The North Coast Strings and New Horizons Band programs, musical ensembles designed to be an entry point for adults, are also hosted and organized by the Museum. MoMM galas have featured notable names including Emmylou Harris, Graham Nash and Mavis Staples, and her [email protected] The concert series brings together music masters from around the world as well as our backyard to perform in an intimate listening environment.

We’ll see each other there!

The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

See you there, San Diego!

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