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Welcome to The DIMMG of NANM Inc.  

        This website is a resource for current and former members of The David I. Martin Music Guild to use for updated information about our organization's history, upcoming events, competitions, important documents and contact information. Please feel free to share any information that you would like to see on the website in our contact box. 

        In the words of NANM's President, Anne-Marie Hudley Simmons, "The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. is the country's oldest organization dedicated to the preservation, encouragement and advocacy of all genres of the music of Black Americans." NANM had its beginning on May 3, 1919 in Washington, D.C. at a temporary initial conference of "Negro" musicians under the leadership of Henry Grant and Nora Holt. Its first national convention was held in Chicago, Illinois in the same year. Returning to Chicago in 2019, NANM celebrated its 100th anniversary and has supported the careers of many famous and talented artists through scholarships and concert presentations. It also supports the working educator & musician by offering workshops, seminars and yearly conventions.


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