What is NASMD?


Over five decades ago, a new kind of music dealer was emerging, one specializing in sales and service to schools. These dealers faced challenges unlike those encountered by other retail store owners, and felt that they lacked a strong voice in the music industry.

In 1962, a group of like-minded dealers founded the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) to help its members share information, ideas and solutions to common problems.


Today, NASMD continues as a strongly united Association of retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers, all dedicated to serving the school music market. While our business strategies change with the times, our focus remains the same . . . helping school music students make music!

At our annual convention, we offer our members a full educational program, as well as many opportunities to network with other industry professionals at social events.