Lazar & Malachi join NAMM's D.C. Fly-in

Grammy-winning mastering engineer Emily Lazar and Soundboard member Carolyn Malachi have joined NAMM's D.C. Fly-in to advocate for music education funding on Capitol Hill, on November 15th.


Emily Lazar, GRAMMY-winning and 8x nominated Mastering Engineer and founder of We Are Moving The Needle, a non-profit organization that is radically reshaping the future of the recording industry by empowering women producers and engineers; and Carolyn Malachi, a GRAMMY-nominated Mix Engineer, Producer, Artist, and Educator and member of We Are Moving the Needle's soundBoard.

Emily Lazar


Music Education Advocacy Day + Capitol Hill Reception – NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants), the largest global not-for-profit music trade organization, and more than 85 music business leaders and professionals from more than 41 states will arrive on Capitol Hill this week for NAMM’s annual Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In. Delegates will advocate for more than 50.4 million students of every age and ability in America to have access to school music and arts programs. 

Emily Lazar and Carolyn Malachi will meet with NAMM’s President & CEO John Mlynczak, Congressional leaders and advocates from influential music companies that include Alfred Music, Buffet Crampon, C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., Conn Selmer, Eastman Music Company, Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, KHS America, Korg USA, West Music, Yamaha Corporation of America and many more.

The delegation will ask that elected leaders increase funding for music education in schools as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal education law; increase funding to the original $400 million allocated in FY17 to its current amount ($1.38 billion); ask Congress to fund Title IV Part A to its fully authorized amount of $1.65 billion and ask that the proposed cuts to Title I and Title II are rescinded (Title 1 funding is the largest source of federal education funds used by almost every school district in the country). 

Carolyn Malachi

The Capitol Hill Reception will feature remarks from Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR 1), Emily Lazar and others.


Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Music Education Advocacy Day: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Capitol Hill Reception: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Social posts can be tagged using the official hashtag #NAMMFlyIn across all platforms. Learn more about The NAMM Foundation’s careers in music initiative by visiting nammfoundation.org.