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Thursday May 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Eric Ebel 
SupportMusic Coalition 

SupportMusic Coalition Webinar
LIVE From the 2014 NAMM Fly-In
Thurs. May 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

During the week of May19, NAMM Members will gather again in Washington, DC to advocate for music education on behalf of the music products industry. NAMM Members will participate in a "day of music making service" at a school in Washington DC, issue briefings and advocacy training, and lead over 100 meetings with Congressional lawmakers and staff. 

Please join us for this special edition of the SupportMusic Coalition webcast, reporting live from our nation’s Capital with updates including:

  • Recap of visits with Members of Congres
  • Report on NAMM advocacy asks
  • Information garnered from policy and advocay training
  • News of NAMM's collaboration with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities 
Host:  Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM, and Leo Coco, Senior Policy Advisor, Nelson Mullins

Moderator: Larry Morton, Chairman, NAMM Board of Directors, President of Hal Leonard

Panelists include:
Jim Talty, Direct Import Assistance Corporation
Billy Cuthrell, founder of Progressive Music Center
Gayle Beacock, co-owner of Beacock's Music
Mike Kamphuis, Managing Director of Conn Selmer Inc.
Antionette Follet, Making Music Magazine
Rob Joseph, President of Music Max Inc.
Tracy Leenman, owner of Music Innovations
Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development of Progressive Music

Roger Fachini, CEO of Charity Music Inc. 

Judy Drengwitz, Music & Arts 

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus Audio 

Ben Kraft, President of Kraft Music LTD 

Dave Jewell, Marketing Communications Manager at Yamaha Corporation of America

Chris Woodside, Assistant Executive Director, Center for Advocacy & Public Affairs, National Association for Music Education