NAMM Oral History Project

The NAMM Oral History Project links viewers to individual interviews with these leaders in the music industry—some who have passed on and many others who are still with us. Listen to Remo Belli (interview class of 2001) or Vic Firth (interview class of 2003) talk about his life and his profession. Hear them share stories and anecdotes about making music or starting a successful business. It’s living history.

The Oral History Project began when the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) celebrated its centennial in 2001. “The NAMM Board approved the idea of establishing the oral history program to create an archive to celebrate those people who came before us, either instrument makers or company leaders or pioneers in retailing,” states Dan Del Fiorentino, Music Historian for NAMM and curator of NAMM’S Oral History Project.

We've provided the full length interviews at the links below.

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Percussive Arts Society
127 E. Michigan Street Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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