Mission & Vision

Mission: The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) educates the world, preserves the legacy and celebrates the contributions of African Americans and the role they play in creating and shaping the soundtrack of American life.

Vision: The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is the premier place where fans, students and tourists globally go to be engaged, informed and inspired with respect to the origins of American music forms.

To fulfill this, NMAAM will serve as:

  • a digital repository for the preservation of music and artifacts
  • a gathering place for artists
  • a global educational outlet for students
  • a source for hands-on music recording and production
  • an economic-driver for Music City and the music industry
  • an exceptional opportunity to honor living legends
  • an international destination dedicated to the numerous contributions African Americans have made in music in the United States and around the world


2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon

June 02, 2017

  The Legends Luncheon celebrates music, specifically the impact that African Americans have made on American musical culture. This concept...

MET Summer Academy

June 12, 2017

Registration Information Registration and Fee Deadline: June 5, 2017 Early Bird – $50 off if you register by April 15,...

The National Museum of African American Music will stand as an international iconic cultural museum dedicated to the vast contributions African Americans have made in music.


Administrative Offices

618 Church St, Suite 130
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 301-8724

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