Sharing our morning with K**I News and San Diego Museum Council talking about Kids Free San Diego!
Discover connections between people, instruments and the music we make.
The Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today and presents a variety of events, educational programs and special exhibitions. It explores the connections between the people (those who envision, design, make, distribute, sell and play musical instruments), the instruments themselves and the ultimate result of the music we all make.
Sharing our morning with K**I News and San Diego Museum Council talking about Kids Free San Diego!
Kids Free San Diego kicks off October 1st! Through October, kids age 12 and under receive free admission at more than 50 museums, galleries, and more in San Diego! Limit two free admissions per paying adult. Learn more at: https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/kidsfree/
At our monthly volunteer meeting, we were proud to announce John Denny as our choice for North County Philanthropy Council 2023 Volunteer of the Year! Congratulations, John! The certificate pictured here isn't an OFFICIAL document but was a fun announcement picture made by other members of our volunteer team!
Only 14 tickets are left to see The Mastersons in concert at the Museum of Making Music on September 29! If you plan to attend, please order your tickets in advance as we expect this concert to sell out soon... https://bit.ly/Mastersons-Tix-MoMM
Register for this webinar today!
You're invited to get to know John Mlynczak, a former music educator and advocacy leader well-known for his contributions at Hal Leonard and PreSonus, as he takes the reigns as NAMM's (NAMM Show) new President and CEO.
Hear John's perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the music products industry and the field of music education.
Moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation, guests include Scott Sheehan, President of the National Association for Music Education, James Weaver, Director of Performing Arts and Sports, NFHS, and Chiho Feindler, Chief Program Officer, Save The Music.
TRAFFIC NOTICE: A portion of Armada Drive is closed from Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, until Monday, Sept. 11, for Artwalk Carlsbad! If you're planning a visit, you can access the Museum's parking lot through Fleet Street and the Charles Schwab parking lot: https://bit.ly/3PsXcvc
We're so pleased to be included as one 's "Best 5 Museums Near !" Have you visited all five?
Enjoy a day out learning about history and culture at the great museums near Encinitas.
We had an amazing time with BeauSoleil this past Wednesday. David and Matthew Doucet, Chad Huval, and Bill Bennett are amazing musicians AND storytellers. The music they shared felt as vibrant and authentic as the day it was first performed. Photo: Caroline Stephens, ImageQwest
CLOSURE NOTICE: SUNDAY, AUG 20
We are monitoring weather alerts and warnings regarding conditions related to Hilary. Out of an abundance of caution for our guests & staff, we will be closed on Sunday, Aug 20. We will open again to the public on Aug 22.
🎤 Warm up your singing voice for our FREE community music day this Saturday! From 10-11am, our friends from StudioACE show you how to make and decorate your very own arts and crafts microphone.
Join us on our concert stage for Live Band Karaoke from 12-2pm. Choose from over 600 songs and experience the thrill of singing on stage with a professional band! Solo, duet, or challenge a friend to a sing-off! It’s fun for all to enjoy. RSVP online or call (760) 304-5844.
Our volunteers had a meet and greet with NAMM CEO John Mlynczak today at our monthly meeting. He shared his background as a performer and educator, and how that developed into a career in the music products industry. Our volunteers were excited to connect in their mutual passion for sharing music and music-making with our guests and visitors.
On Tuesday, July 18, we hosted a sold-out Play It Forward Fundraiser at the Belly Up featuring a concert by Graham Nash. The generosity of those in attendance helped raise nearly $200,000 in support of our education programs for students and adults! We are so grateful!
Join us on August 12 as New West Guitars performs exciting originals, jazz standards, and popular songs and presents an unforgettable guitar-driven show! The ensemble is supported by a top-notch rhythm section with Karl McComas-Reichl on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. Call (760) 304-5844 for tickets or order online: https://bit.ly/nwgtix
It’s always great to share the Museum of Making Music with our community thanks to the morning team at K**I News
Thank you to all who joined us for ! We had an amazing time sharing so many musical moments with you! And a special thanks to our friends at StudioACE, Arianna Monge from Remo, Uke Kurt, and the many performers who shared their music on our indoor stages.
The day is finally here, it's ! Musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to the Museum of Making Music to celebrate the joys of making music. Can't join us today? Check out Make Music Day and discover more ways to celebrate at home or in your community.
The Museum's adult (21+) amateur orchestra, North Coast Strings, invites early intermediate and advanced learners of violin, viola, cello, and upright bass to participate in a special summer program. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 PM at the Museum.
Try it for two weeks with NO commitment to see if it's right for you! https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/education/ncs-summer-2023
is one week away! Will you be joining us for musical activities on June 21? Please RSVP. It's free, fun, and for everyone: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events/mmd2023
Drum up fun with us on ! Arianna Monge—a Board Certified Music Therapist and Director of Health & Wellness at Remo Inc.—hosts three exhilarating drum circles sure to boost your energy and mood! It's free, fun, and for everyone! RSVP: https://bit.ly/3MPOvIP
Shout out to the Belly Up, who are hosting the venerable Lyle Lovett on July 4. The Belly Up has been an avid supporter of MoMM for many years, and the concerts they host often resonate with our friends & followers! Interested in attending? Visit https://www.bellyup.com/
Join us on June 21 for musical activities! At 2pm & 3pm, Uke Kurt presents fun and educational ukulele circles for all ages. Discover why it's one of the most accessible and enjoyable instruments to play. is free, fun, and for everyone! RSVP: https://bit.ly/3MPOvIP
Make Music Day is on the way! On June 21, we celebrate at MoMM. As part of the festivities, we will transform our 270-degree immersive media gallery into a temporary performance space featuring short pop-up performances. RSVP to join the fun: https://bit.ly/3MPOvIP
Tonight @ 7:30 PM! Enjoy a North Coast Strings orchestra concert at the Grossmont Performing & Visual Arts Center. The group welcomes Dr. Vanessa Fountain, a dean at Grossmont and a professional harpist. She will perform Féerie by Marcel Tournier alongside the ensemble.
Join the Museum's North Coast Strings adult orchestra on May 30 as they perform under the baton of Alyze Dreiling with members of the Grossmont String Ensemble. The concert takes place at the Grossmont College Visual & Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5–$15 at the door.
We have a truly fantastic group of passionate and creative volunteers! This week we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Variety Show. We were amazed by the showcase of 12 acts featuring solos, duets, trios, a radio drama, and two full bands!
We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum once again in 2023! Starting May 20, active duty military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to MoMM and over 2,000 museums nationwide through Labor Day! https://bluestarfam.org/family-life/blue-star-museums/
We had and amazing time with Carl Verheyen - Official, Hollye Dexter, Dave Marotta, Troy Dexter, and Chad Wackerman Official this past Saturday. It was a sold out performance!
Nearly sold out! Grab your tickets to see Junior Brown perform at the Museum of Making Music (Friday, June 16) before they're gone!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Is there a music teacher who sparked your passion for making music? Do you know an educator who uses music to inspire students and complement their classroom lessons? Take the time to thank them and let them know how much they are valued.
Last night, we had a wonderful member preview of our newest special exhibition, MIDI@40. Today marks the public opening of the exhibition! Make plans to visit the Museum of Making Music and discover how MIDI has helped make music more accessible, adaptable, and connected. Don't forget to try out the collaborative, interactive collection of instruments and MIDI controllers developed by Moldover!
🎹 New special exhibition opening on Friday, April 7! Discover the Museum of Making Music's newest special exhibition that celebrates 40 years of MIDI. Museum Members can get a free sneak peek on April 6 from 4PM to 6PM!
It never rains in California... it pours! We're happy to be a cozy dry spot in during this inclement weather. Thank you, Thrillist, for including us in your rainy day rundown!
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🎶 Nancy Sanchez y Las Chorizeras perform at the Museum of Making Music on Saturday, March 18! Their music is a reflection of two cultures and infuses elements of Mexican folkloric, Latin alternative, pop, and jazz. Tickets are now on sale! Visit https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events/nancy-sanchez-y-las-chorizeras for details.
🎹 Five-time GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, and pianist Marcia Ball is joined by guitarist Tinsley Ellis as they present Acoustic Songs & Stories at the Museum of Making Music on Saturday, March 4 @ 7:00 PM.
So grateful to have KPBS visit and share the story of Don Lewis and the Live Electronic Orchestra! Museum Month is a great time to visit and discover this remarkable person and his unique innovation. Thank you, San Diego Museum Council!
Pioneering Black musician Don Lewis invented the Live Electronic Orchestra, changing how music would be produced forever.
This week, we welcomed luthier Jens Ritter to the Museum of Making Music! Jens is a professional guitar-maker from Germany. He is pictured here with our Executive Director and one of his creations, the Princess Isabella "CO" Edition Electric Baritone Guitar. The guitar was built in 2010 and was gifted to the Museum by Bill Weiss. It is currently on display in our Theme & Variations display that showcases the unique aesthetics that manufacturers use in their custom guitar designs.
🎉 Discover the Guitar during Community Music Day on Feb. 4! Call to RSVP: (760) 304-5844.
FOR ADULTS & STUDENTS:
1PM: Luthier Discussion — Join an interactive discussion with Zoe Guitars owner and luthier Shawn Weimer.
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES:
2PM: Make 'N' Play — Our friends from StudioACE will help show you how to make & play your very own uke/guitar instrument!
3:30PM: FamilyJam Sing & Strum Along—Bring your instrument and join the fun! Kids, use your newly crafted guitar!
Enjoy 50% off admission at over 60 museums and cultural sites in San Diego County this February during Museum Month!
Starting on January 26, pick up a Museum Month Pass for FREE at your local San Diego County public library OR download a digital pass from the San Diego Museum Council: https://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
Then present your Museum Month Pass any participating location in February to enjoy half-priced admission. Visit as many museums as you would like for the entire month!
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